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Old August 3rd, 2006, 11:41 PM   #1
 
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oxygen sensor removal? anybody ?

hey guys, i'm having a hard time taking out the oxygen sensor (before cat). I ran into some problems, first is its impossible to put the O2 socket onto the sensor then the ratchet, it doesnt have any room. so i tried adjustable wrench, but then i'm affraid i might strip it because it stuck there pretty tight(i tried WD40 too). anybody have any tricks on how to take it out? also do we need to torque the sensor???
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Old August 4th, 2006, 12:10 AM   #2
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try some of those rust removal thing. it may help loosen it up alittle.
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Old August 4th, 2006, 08:38 AM   #3
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i just used a long open end wrench on mine...it was still hard but i got it after a few minutes...
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Old August 4th, 2006, 10:51 AM   #4
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i'm curious guys, what type of connector do we need on the o2 sensor? male or female?
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Old August 16th, 2006, 02:58 AM   #5
 
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ok, i finally got it out. some wd40, let it soak for 1-2 mins. then use a open end wrench size 7/8 and turn! a little hard but it will be out.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:14 AM   #6
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The only reason why I would see someone wanting to remove the O2 sensor is to get rid of the catalytic converter. Not only is it illegal, but the power you gain is negligible compared to the risks you run.

Without Catalytic Converter: 5 hp gain + fine if you ever get pulled over + impounded car + really f*ck*ng up the health of anyone behind you.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:20 AM   #7
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hahah.. he's just talking about removing the o2 sensor before the cat.. probably just getting some headers...

but still good to know. but then again, with any non-carb exempt mod, its the same thing too...
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but then again, with any non-carb exempt mod, its the same thing too...
Not really. Lingenfelter Twin Turbo Kit for the Corvette adds lots of power that is definately not negligible. Megan/OBX/etc headers for 6th Generation Accords are also not as negligible as the removal of the catalytic converter as far as power goes. Only thing is, those companies didn't want to shell out the dough needed for CARB exemption, and I'm pretty sure the parts would pass. CARB stands for CAR B*llsh*t. It's like traffic tickets, legalized extortion from the government.

Don't get me wrong, though. I'm all for cleaner air, but it's retarded that in California we can't put a set of Megan headers on our car just because they don't have approval from a bunch of governmental jerks, when stock Mustang GTs give off way more emissions than 6th Generation Accords with Megan headers. We're stuck paying over a grand for Comptech headers, where the only performance difference is like "rice boyz" cars... a sticker.
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:31 AM   #9
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true, but then again. a law is a law, and eventhough it may be eligible for carb exempt and it isnt, it may still be a fine or atleast some sort of headache if pulled over..
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I don't care how clean your car emissions are, you're all adding to the co2 emissions to turn our planet into another venus, even if you're driving a hybrid. So it puts out miniscule hydrocarbons. Whoopee, smogs the least of our problems right now. Clean co2 emissions are. So CARB can kiss my ass...
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Old August 16th, 2006, 04:15 AM   #11
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once again, true.. but i still aint walking or riding no bike.
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Old August 17th, 2006, 09:57 AM   #12
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can you custom your headers to drill hole somewhere and mount oxigen sensor with those megan headers?( i know nothing about that just asking, couse i seen on one of those speed channel programs where they custom mounted O2 sensors)
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Old August 17th, 2006, 10:24 AM   #13
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i'm sure a muffler shop can do that.
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