Re: O2 sensor problem
Propane torch is a sure way to have to replace the thing... Get a butane
cigar lighter (the ones that have a blue flame), and use that to burn off
gunk without ruining the sensor.
"Dan" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> It will impact your emissions and you gas mileage to a little extent
> and it will get worse over time, although not all that quickly. It
> won't effect performance because the PCM doesn't use them when you're
> running the car hard.
> You could try pulling the one indicated and cleaning it off a bit. You
> can't do much because you don't want to force a replacement :) and
> because whatever is on there is pretty tough since the sensor gets
> pretty damn hot. I wouldn't dip it or spay it, although I know folks
> who use brake cleaner and it seems to burn off clean, but you could
> brush off anything flakey. I've read of using a propane torch and a
> brush, as well.
> 2003 Cobra convertible
> With some stuff and things