Recent Topics
Are twenty cylinders enough?
by joel96
03/04/15 08:05 PM
Should you tell a customer what's wrong or just ho
by motor_oil_madman
03/04/15 07:45 PM
help on choosing an air compressor
by ram_man
03/04/15 07:12 PM
LED Bulb Question...
by Warstud
03/04/15 07:11 PM
Just saw the funniest thing on the freeway...
by slowdime
03/04/15 07:03 PM
Castrol Edge Extended Performance 5W30
by timeau
03/04/15 06:38 PM
Creatine Monohydrate.
by 3for3
03/04/15 06:24 PM
Drop and fill gone wrong.
by 3800Series
03/04/15 04:42 PM
Toyota dealer abandoned 40 years ago in Cyprus
by 01rangerxl
03/04/15 04:21 PM
finding good fitting furnace filters.
by JustinH
03/04/15 04:15 PM
Came down with frozen shoulder
by hotwheels
03/04/15 04:09 PM
Boston snowfall record is about 2 inches away
by Mystic
03/04/15 03:53 PM
Newest Members
tmfrahm, theblueox, 03Pathfinder, tigerh1752, cuttysark
53036 Registered Users
Who's Online
131 registered (1kickbuttranger, 2cool, 2010_FX4, 88m53453, 01rangerxl, 13 invisible), 1647 Guests and 220 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
53036 Members
66 Forums
227545 Topics
3630107 Posts

Max Online: 2862 @ 07/07/14 03:10 PM
Donate to BITOG
Topic Options
#3202763 - 12/01/13 10:43 AM 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated
Fitter30 Offline


Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Peace valley, Missouri
After soaking the o2 sensor in kroil oil for three days , it's nots coming out. Wanting to weld a bung on the exhaust pipe before the the cat and relocate the sensor . Any thoughts on this would be helpful.

Top
#3202767 - 12/01/13 10:46 AM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: Fitter30]
eljefino Online   content


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 25469
Loc: ME
Are you talking about the rear o2 sensor? It has to stay where it is.

Kroil isn't going to help you. Heat and a cheater pipe might. Some combination of running the car to heat up the pipe but not the sensor...

Top
#3202843 - 12/01/13 12:04 PM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: eljefino]
yonyon Offline


Registered: 03/06/12
Posts: 3492
Loc: NJ, USA
Originally Posted By: eljefino

Kroil isn't going to help you.


On a Honda it might. What is the car?

Top
#3202863 - 12/01/13 12:38 PM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: yonyon]
earlyre Offline


Registered: 11/22/11
Posts: 2485
Loc: Lima, Ohio, USA
Originally Posted By: yonyon
Originally Posted By: eljefino

Kroil isn't going to help you.


On a Honda it might. What is the car?

look @ the thread title, 98 malibu 3.1
_________________________
Mine:
09 Mercury Sable : .5qts PP(old) 5w30, 5qts PPPP 5w20, Wix 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5 qts PP(old) 5w30, Fram Ultra XG4967

Top
#3202992 - 12/01/13 02:47 PM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: Fitter30]
The_Eric Online   content


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3710
Loc: Iowa
Originally Posted By: Fitter30
After soaking the o2 sensor in kroil oil for three days , it's nots coming out. Wanting to weld a bung on the exhaust pipe before the the cat and relocate the sensor . Any thoughts on this would be helpful.


Can you get it to turn at all? Usually if they turn really hard after they're broken loose, then you're doomed to damaged threads. If you simply can't budge it, then there may be hope. Many times, if you can crack them loose, they'll spin out by hand.

Which sensor is it?
_________________________
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1998 Chevy Malibu 2.4
1995 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top
#3203153 - 12/01/13 05:10 PM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: The_Eric]
Fitter30 Offline


Registered: 05/05/13
Posts: 5
Loc: Peace valley, Missouri
It's the first sensor the one in the cast exhaust manifold , I didn't want to cut the wires , the car is still running and if the sensor has striped threads I'm afraid the engine would have to be pulled to replace the manifold

Top
#3203203 - 12/01/13 06:09 PM Re: 98 Malibu 3.1 o2 sensor relocated [Re: Fitter30]
The_Eric Online   content


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 3710
Loc: Iowa
You may have to bite the bullet and nip the wire to get on the o2. Usually the threads in the fitting are not damaged, just the o2 itself. Many times the threads from the o2 will stay in the threads of the exhaust and you will need run a tap down through it get rid of them.
_________________________
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1998 Chevy Malibu 2.4
1995 Pontiac Grand Am 3.1
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top