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stuck lambda probe

Discussion in 'A3/S3 Forum (8L Chassis)' started by finesse, Oct 18, 2010.

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    finesse Active Member VCDS Map User

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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    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..
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    S3 Paul Well-Known Member Regional Rep

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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    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.
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    Paul, thanks
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    Welly VX220 SC Driver :)

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    [Oct 18, 2010]
    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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