Thanks for the tip Ash. I'll definitely soak it in brake cleaner and upon installing I have read that it is a good idea to apply some copper anti seize compound on the threads, very carefully too, so not to foul the sensor tip.
The Denso sensor is looking likely to be in the vicinity of around $250. Not sure if they used a different one on the 40 series version of the 2GR-FE.
There's too much conflicting information out there when it comes to this particular sensor, mainly fitment, length of item and plug type.
The best way to know for sure is to remove mine in it's entirety and compare online.
Thanks for that. I've been meaning to try some Anti Fog products as I am faced daily with fogged up glass and mirrors on my work vehicle when I leave early in the mornings and it's a pain to see the side mirrors as they fog back up even after I attempt to wipe them an the side windows with a small towel I keep in the car. I hope the anti fog actually does what it says.
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An intake for the US-spec GTS _should_ fit an Australian-delivered Celica (SX or ZR) since they both use the 2ZZGE engine (the GT in the 'states has the 1ZZ). There might be some slight sensor differences however
We find ourselves in the same position as Philip, having bought a Toyota Corolla sedan hybrid and wishing to put a bike rack on it. We have also been told by a tow bar fitting company that no tow bar is made for the hybrid, and they had no suggestions.
Does anyone have suggestions about getting a tow bar fitted? Are there any options?
When you mentioned the sensor location, it reminded me that I have previously removed that sensor to inspect and clean.
Very applicable internet tip was to use brake cleaner as a penetrating oil to help loosen. Apply and wait about 5 minutes. It worked where WD-40 did not appear to produce the desired results.
Afterwards, I carefully applied some anti-seize grease to the sensor threads.
I have a cheaper O2 sensor removal kit. After looking at the eBay listing for the Selta kit, I used the following link to purchase.
I would recommend every DIYer get a sensor removal kit because at some point any one of these types of sensors on your car will go bad and they are pretty simple to swap out, especially if you have the right tool. It will save you having to take it to a shop and spend unnecessarily.
The sensor in question is recessed below the heat shield on the manifold and I didn't want it to become a job in itself to remove everything just to be able to fit a spanner and I would probably advise against trying it with a spanner if you don't have sufficient space. If the space is limited, you have more chance of causing more damage with a spanner, and if it's a stubborn one, the spanner can slip causing more grief, so a purpose made socket is the right way to go about it I think.
I ended up purchasing a non Chinese version kit, despite the Chinese kit being way cheaper. This kit made by Selta (Taiwanese made), looks to be of a much higher quality. The sockets are better made and the blow mould case looks to be of a much higher standard. I've had instances where the inferior products that come in blow moulded cases, the sockets have a tendency to fall out of the individual placements and the clasps which close the box have little to no purchase and can pop open with some of the contents falling out. Frustrating stuff. There's my OCD kicking in again 😄😄😄
New here, just purchased a 2014 corolla sedan from a deceased estate, old lady only racked up 20,000kms so its very clean,
Just looking for where to buy LED interior / exterior lights ? I have no idea where to look or best places to buy from as I was living overseas for 10yrs,
Also it has no fog lights as its a base model so would like to upgrade those, plus also maybe the head unit in the future, any suggestions on where to find these goodies or any advice much appreciated!
Has anyone done any sound deadening on these before as they are a bit tinny on the road, im used to my 2019 ranger which obviously totally different on the rd,