Recent Topics
ASTM test / determining miscibility of motor oils
by wemay
Today at 12:42 AM
Mobile 1 0W40 19.98 @ amazon & Walmart
by Pajero
Yesterday at 10:12 PM
German Scrabble Anyone?
by StevieC
Yesterday at 09:40 PM
Remington?
by bigj_16
Yesterday at 09:26 PM
Oil Filter Effect on Pressure
by bunnspecial
Yesterday at 09:19 PM
Rotela T4 -> now without API SM ?
by Yannick
Yesterday at 09:12 PM
Uh yeah, Pizza!
by StevieC
Yesterday at 08:59 PM
MotorGuard M100 install on Triton V10
by A310
Yesterday at 08:58 PM
Using cheaper filters at shorter intervals
by izz
Yesterday at 08:56 PM
3" vs 4" casters
by JHZR2
Yesterday at 07:26 PM
2001 4.6 misfire on one cylinder
by terry274
Yesterday at 07:01 PM
Buying a house! Hard to find a non hoa area.
by motor_oil_madman
Yesterday at 07:00 PM
Best Dextron Vl brand for overheating conditions
by 911Hunter
Yesterday at 06:33 PM
Engine Damage from Starting Fluid?
by StevieC
Yesterday at 05:50 PM
Opinions on bubble balancers.
by ram_man
Yesterday at 05:41 PM
FYI: EPA on "Waste Oil"
by bunnspecial
Yesterday at 05:39 PM
Small Hobby project :)
by maverickfhs
Yesterday at 04:40 PM
Castrol (3 varieties) $2/qt, O'Reilly Auto
by D60
Yesterday at 04:36 PM
F1 safety article
by Whitewolf
Yesterday at 04:30 PM
Maxlife in Transmissions Calling for Dexron VI?
by mphilleo
Yesterday at 04:29 PM
Newest Members
BobStirratt, CajunLariat, knead2no, izz, Heema
63494 Registered Users
Who's Online
22 registered (Kibitoshin, Marco620, edhackett, CajunLariat, BigJakeChevy, 2 invisible), 915 Guests and 14 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
63494 Members
66 Forums
274271 Topics
4559165 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 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: 48
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 Offline


Registered: 06/15/03
Posts: 31708
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: 3646
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 : 6qts VSP 0w20, WIX 51516
Mine to Maintain:
03 Pontiac Vibe : 4.5qts VWB 5w30,WIX 51394

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


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 5354
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?
_________________________
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6 DOHC
2000 Honda Accord 2.3
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
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: 48
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 Offline


Registered: 03/31/10
Posts: 5354
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.
_________________________
2005 Lincoln Aviator 4.6 DOHC
2000 Honda Accord 2.3
2001 Hyundai Elantra 2.0
1979 Ford F-150 351M

Top