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    Lambda wont come off!!

    Hey guys,well the title is exactly the problem.Im getting the car ready for its resit on the MOT, it failed the emissions so im changing the lambda.Well trying anyway,ive been trying for days and only got results today.Anyway,using a long 22 ring spanner and a pole and about an 45min i managed to get the lambda to turn maybe half a revolution and then it just wouldnt budge,ive been at it that long all the corners are knocked off the lambda and the spanner just keeps slipping.Was thinking of chopping it down so i can get a 6 spline socket on it but has anyone got any other ideas? If you look youlkl see theres not much room on top or under the car.Though i could maybe knock a screwdriver through it and use that,didnt think the metal would hold though.Ive tried battering it with a pole,running the engine and every combination i can think,it just wont come off. Im thinking last resort go up to the scrappies and get another manifold but as i dont have a car and its miles away its a last resort.I need your knowlege as the cars been off the road for weeks now!!!

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    Sorry ment to say its a MK4 1.6 16v sport
    cheers

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    You could always remove the manifold from the car, that way space wont be an issue.
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    Try an Impact socket that's bit smaller than the Lambda Sensor give it a good wack and that should do the job! But as above you'd be better removing the Exhaust to do it as you'll no doubt f*** something trying it on the car...
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    Yeah thats a good point actually...remove the manifold haha dunno why i didnt think of that before,oh well guess my busted knuckles are all for nothing!!Ill take it off tomorrow and have another go,gonna go for the socket idea....its all i got left to try!!Cheers guys

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    There is a proper tool for removing them.

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    Cool carnie glad were of some help mate!!!
    Lee can you get those from any motor factors mate just I'm getting a Wideband Lambda controller and the Bosch Lambda Sensor that comes with it and I noticed that tool when I had my Exhaust etc fitted but I can't find one anywhere!
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    Should be able to.
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    Thanks mate I'll pop into my local motor factors and ask see if they have any in stock if mot I'll give Halfords a try!
    Sorry to hijack the post but any ideas on a good lambda controller(wideband lambda commander) I was looking at this one

    http://www.demon-tweeks.co.uk/produc...ode=PDQ15-7001

    What I was wandering is with this can I control the information that the unit sends to the ECU like with an o2 cheater or would I be as well just getting a o2 cheater or mibbe moving the 2nd Lambda sensor further back on the piping? Just I've got an EML since having my 200cell sports catt fitted I have asked about this a couple of times and decided that the Wideband Lambda Commander was the way to go instead of the o2 cheater or moving the lambda!
    Any and all help greatly appreciated...
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