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Old 03-29-2003, 09:38 AM
miktvk miktvk is offline
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Thanks Paul and Steve,
At 112K, I think its time for this item to be replaced, which leads me to my next issue:

Wow! This is ONE TOUGH nut, how the heck do I get this thing loose without stripping it or snapping it right off?

I tried yesterday using combo of penetrating oil(soaked for about 4 hours) and warming up the pipes, but no go. It was so tight that my sensor remove socket actually slipped, rounding off the corners somewhat, but not a lost cause yet.

So I let it sit all night with pen. oil on it and going to try again today. Should I just decapitate the old one so I can get a shallow 22mm socket on it or...what?
1995 MB E320 Wagon
2001 BMW 530i
2007 MINI Cooper S (!)

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