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.