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Old 01-05-2006, 07:35 PM   #11
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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.
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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.
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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.
I know what you mean. When I was a teen and early 20s, I used to wrench on my '67 mustang and '69 camaro. Everything was real simple and I could almost sit inside the engine bay while working on 'em. Just got back into wrenching again regularly and have had to get up to speed myself. It'* really not that bad once you get the gist of it, just a lot tighter in there.

Anyway, back on topic, let us know how it all turns out.
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Agreed guys..

Having worked with a mechanic buddy quite a bit on the side I have learned the following.
1. Contortionist is a profession
2. There is no more setting up a car or distributor. It'* much easier (on stock)
3. Plugs, wires and fuel filters are still plugs, wires and fuel filters.
4. Engine degreaser is your friend.
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