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stuck lambda probe

finesse Oct 18, 2010

  1. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    trying to remove the post cat lambda probe from its exhaust slot but no luck, after 9 years in there its not coming out. tried WD40 and warmed up the exhaust...

    Any ideas on how to free up a stubborn stuck part?


    Thanks..
     
  2. S3 Paul

    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    Mine was stuck too.
    I was advised to drive the car... which would heat the area and then borrowed a lambda probe spanner,
    This worked a treat.
     
  3. finesse

    finesse Active Member

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    Paul, thanks
     
  4. Welly

    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    Go and buy a hand held blow torch from your nearest DIY joint. Fire it up, heat the thing right up. She'll come out then. The benefit being you get concentrated heat this way.

    Handy to keep as well for future things (such as stripping paint or varnish in the home), and also useful for lighting bonfires....
     

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