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    Hi guys changing my exhaust today as the flexi is leaking and can't get the oxygen sensor out, have tried heating it up also let the car run for a bit bit of heat in the exhaust but it just wont budge, Any tips for removing the sensor much appreciated

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    Good 22mm ring spanner and soak it in penetrating fluid

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    An O2 sensor socket and a bar

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    Quote Originally Posted by Critch View Post
    An O2 sensor socket and a bar
    Exactly that...

    You will round it off using a 12point (normal) ring spanner. You need a 6 sided socket..

    Draper 55540 Expert 22mm 38 Square Drive Oxygen Sensor Socket

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    Took it to the local garage in the end who got it out and fitted the new exhaust on for £10 so not to bad, going to invest in a oxygen sensor socket thanks guys

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