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How to plug 02 sensor hole on a cat convertor???

 
Old 09-28-2004, 04:26 PM
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Default How to plug 02 sensor hole on a cat convertor???

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Installing EG Si OEM replacement exhaust on 92 CX. Obviously it comes up short.

I have an ITR cat lying around in my garage, which will make a nice test pipe, except for its open hole for the 02 sensor. I don't have an 02 sensor lying around, so I need to plug it somehow.

Is a sparkplug the same thread/size??? (I figure I could gring down anything unneccessary and screw it in).

OR, does anyone have a shot O2 sensor that I could pay shipping + 5 bucks for???

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i'm sure you can buy a bolt from a hardware store to plug it up. just remember to use some anti-seize if you ever want to get it out
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Old 09-28-2004, 04:28 PM
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Seems like that thread pitch is really odd, though.

Worth a shot, I guess
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No it's nto the same size as a spark plug and you will not find it in a hardware store. At least I couldn't around here. Something about illegal to sell or something like that.
I ended up in a little automotive shop that had a bunch of crap they were sending back for returns. One of the replacement cats had a plug. They gave it to me. :D

I have seen O2 plugs on some websites. I'm sure google "O2 sensor plug" would come up with something.
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oil plug works perfect, I forgot the size but if you search on here you will find it, I did it a while back and as long as you tighten it well your golden.
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Thanks!

Another user (sinitron) suggested that to me, too. Who knew such things existed??? Well, you and he did--not me.



*edit* was referring to the 02 sensor plug--not the oil plug (initially skipped over that)

Oil plug is a great idea, though.
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I'm pretty sure most exhaust shops will carry the o2 sensor plugs.
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I'm pretty sure they can weld the hole shut.
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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD>Quote, originally posted by Dimi &raquo;</TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I'm pretty sure they can weld the hole shut.</TD></TR></TABLE>

I'd like to re-use that cat when/if I do a swap, so I'd like to plug it in a reversible manner.
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Oil plug. Take the pipe to the hardware store with you before you put it on the car!!
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I ended up using a 5/8" round metal plug from the Depot. Cost a buck and it snapped right in. No problems with it so far...
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