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Now that does sound familiar. Even with copious quantities of fire and swearing it was glowing orange and my face red - and teeth spitting before the bastard came out.

and then - yes then - the fking threads needed retapping to use

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I just went through a (potentially) similar issue.     If start up idle isn't high enough, my ECU would call for a ridiculously high idle (around 2350 rpm?).  The IACV would go wide open (24

The bastard sensor rounded, even using a good sensor socket.  Had to remove the pipe and go gorilla on it.

Now that does sound familiar. Even with copious quantities of fire and swearing it was glowing orange and my face red - and teeth spitting before the bastard came out. and then - yes then - the f

Tools used,

Disc cutter, various large sockets, ferking long bar, needle file,

spanners to remove catalytic exhaust pipe, LOTS of swearing 

BUT Sparky never gave up !!! after a few hours had old 02 sensor out, after hour or so new sensor in!!!

Exhaust back on fired up Free Scanned, runs like a dream  

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I've still got the original turbo downpipe with its sensor firmly embedded somewhere in the garage. Thought I'd pop a new O2 sensor in,  as is my want, but after lots of harsh language, and nearly upending my workbench with the force I was exerting on it in the vice, it became clear that without some serious heat, one of them was going get knackered. Or I was.

Ended up buying a new de-cat pipe and sensor.

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9 hours ago, ian29gte said:

I've still got the original turbo downpipe with its sensor firmly embedded somewhere in the garage. Thought I'd pop a new O2 sensor in,  as is my want, but after lots of harsh language, and nearly upending my workbench with the force I was exerting on it in the vice, it became clear that without some serious heat, one of them was going get knackered. Or I was.

Ended up buying a new de-cat pipe and sensor.

You only need a bit of heat. Once it's up to temperature and glowing like the surface of the sun - only mild swear words are required.

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39 minutes ago, Barrykearley said:

You only need a bit of heat. Once it's up to temperature and glowing like the surface of the sun - only mild swear words are required.

Sadly, without oxy-acetylene, it wasn't budging. The B&Q propane torch just won't cut the mustard.

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