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It’s been our experience that working on exhaust under a vehicle is a great deal like going to the airport: make sure that when you’re there you have everything you need and you know what to expect — and you might get out of there in a reasonable amount of time and accomplish what you need to do. 

Or, as the case may be, you might get out from under your ride with as little rust on you (or in your eyes) as possible.  Any little step in that direction is a good thing. When we saw the oxygen sensor socket our “good thing” light kicked on. 

The oxygen sensor socket is essentially a regular socket with a relief cut in the side to allow for the wire and wire post on the sensor. This is a slick idea if you’re not in possession of a milling machine to make one.

Different styles and sizes can be found with a bit of searching on google for prices starting around $10.

Oxygen Sensor Socket [Lisle]
Street Pricing [Froogle]

 

4 Responses to Finds: Oxygen Sensor Socket

  1. Chris Christianson says:

    Hi folks,

    I am going to provide you with your laugh for the day – ready? When I read “oxygen sensor socket”, I was trying to figure out why anyone needed a socket that could detect oxygen – and thought it was pretty cool that somebody figured out how to make one.

    …. fade out in the midst of maniacal laughter.

  2. Old Donn says:

    With auto makers installing multiple o2 sensors in places where access is an issue, this is another tool that, when you need one, nothing else will do.

  3. tool collector says:

    An O2 sensor socket is a mandatory item for a real automotive mechanics’ tool box. Get one. Doesn’t have to be this one, but get one you will need it.

    As someone who works on cars a lot, I know you will get rust in your eyes, even when you where goggles. I always take a small magnetic pickup tool with me when working under a car. You only need to hold it a inch from your eye when you get rust in it, & it pulls right out. It saves you from having to clean your hands, or find a mirror & have your eyes water for 10 minutes. The only goggles I’ve found to keep stuff out of your eyes when working under a car are the swimmers type goggles. Unfortunately they aren’t impact resistant. Most other goggles don’t seal to your face, & can let dirt or liquids into your eye from the side.

  4. Michael says:

    I found one at Harbor Freight.

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