Originally Posted by charliemax
Is that the O2 sensor sticking straightup from the exhaust behind the engine? If it is, is there any reason I can't just wrench it out? I know there is a tool for it.
Originally Posted by 95naSTA
In my '95 I got it out with an open end. But I was probably all climbed up in the engine bay.
Yeah, I think I have enough clearance to get an open end down there.
You should have seen me getting at the back plugs. I should have had it videoed. You guys would have laughed your arses off.
Finally pulled the t-bone and life was easy. Just had to be careful I didn't gunk up the plug when I did the insert.
I did go back to the AA store tonight to get some silicone adhesive for clearing the sidelights. I squared things with the guy at the counter. I had been a little rough on him. He explained it gets drummed into them to not sell the non-speced part. AA must be liable if they blow up your car.
It has been 35 years since I had the business end of a socket wrench in my hand with a look of intention at a car. That was the days of timing lights, points, and carburetors. Whoa, is it diferent now. Performance chips, scanners, PCMs, EGRs (burnt gas is rerouted back to the engine? What is that about?
) and more relays than a track meet..
Thanks to everybody for your help. I'm coming up to speed pretty quick with the info here.
1995 SE ..Green and Rattle Can...234K mi...Bonnie (she'll outlive me)
1998 SSEI .. White ..119K mi...Evey
1996 SSE ..MajTeal..157K mi...4/12- Dealer trade full of Lucas Trans fix