Recent Topics
Premium guard Kia/Hyundai 26300-35503 CUT OPEN
by car51
23 minutes 47 seconds ago
5w20 instead of 0w20?
by sky06
26 minutes 50 seconds ago
1995 7.3 Powerstroke Schaeffer 9000 5W-40, 6.5k mi
by SVTCobra
28 minutes 13 seconds ago
Corolla crash, before fix and after.
by wemay
Today at 12:54 PM
Break in...kind of
by stuka
Today at 12:35 PM
Fuel economy of oil not so simple?
by TheKracken
Today at 12:35 PM
1999 Infiniti I30, UOA ATF, 131k
by DzoG20
Today at 12:33 PM
Costs aside, do you like private school for kids ?
by Mr Nice
Today at 11:30 AM
2012 Subaru Impreza CVT hatch 100k mile review
by deanm11
Today at 11:15 AM
2002 Ford Crown Victoria 200k, 5.2 on Maxlife 5W20
by Colt45ws
Today at 11:05 AM
This is why I don't let anybody else change my oil
by Mossyoakglock
Today at 10:56 AM
Tuner for Chevrolet Tahoe?
by pacem
Today at 10:31 AM
Saw MotorKote @ Wally for $27.00
by Speak2Mountain
Today at 10:00 AM
Perfect SAT
by Virtus_Probi
Today at 09:41 AM
When's the last time you seen one of these on the
by 5AcresAndAFool
Today at 09:36 AM
My Wal-Mart has stopped carrying Maxlife atf
by NavyVet88
Today at 09:23 AM
Lexus Toyota V6's - Fitment for 2GR-FSE vs. 2GR-FE
by BeerLube
Today at 09:16 AM
Denso 90915-YZZF1 Oil filter cut open 5k interval.
by 5AcresAndAFool
Today at 08:18 AM
Beware of your surroundings
by CourierDriver
Today at 08:03 AM
Online viscosity calculators
by paulri
Today at 07:59 AM
Newest Members
Regina, stuka, rodekyll, nocarb, sebin
61653 Registered Users
Who's Online
96 registered (555, 28oz, 4WD, 901Memphis, 55Test, 10 invisible), 2585 Guests and 10 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
61653 Members
66 Forums
265559 Topics
4388365 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: 30
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: 30818
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: 3447
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 VWB 5w20, 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: 5201
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: 30
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: 5201
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