Necessity of O2 sensor removal tool? Homemade?

Brett Dikeman brett at
Wed Mar 19 10:26:48 EST 2003

At 10:57 PM -0800 3/18/03, Scalmanini Steve wrote:
>Anyone know whether a special O2 sensor removal tool
>is an absolute necessity, or highly recommended?  Does
>a common deep socket (21mm? ~$8.00) modified with a
>Dremel grinder to add a slot in one flat to accomodate
>the 3 wires, work as well as the special tool at >= 3
>times the price?

Nope.  There's a lot of room in there, at least compared to, say, the
10v turbo.  I've never needed an O2 wrench or socket.

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