Installing New O2 Sensors

B&R Racing

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I tried getting by without Fancy Pick tools.
I had to buy 3 good ones from Snap On.
Today's cars and trucks are too hard to work on without.
Can try and make your own picks from scrap metal or see what Harbor freight has.
Want the 1/4 inch or 5/16" round thick picks main body that slender down to 90 degree multi tangent angle tips.
Designed so you can twist your wrist and unhook parts not accessible with your hands
 

rlphvac

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Any tool you buy that's battery buy in Dewalt if you can battery's are replaceable and cheaper and they make every tool including weed whackers and chainsaws to grease guns
 

chromebumpers

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I just used some credit card points to buy a battery powered DeWalt hedge trimmer on a 7 ft pole. The only problem - battery doesn’t last long. I’ll have to go buy another battery to do what I normally need. The second problem comes in the winter when I don’t need it, then months later the battery won’t hold a charge and instructions alway say not to leave any battery on the charger for extended periods.
 

rlphvac

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there are different stages of battery quality even in the same voltage its Amp Hours the bigger the better I've got DeWalt batteries anywhere from 2 to 6 amp hours and it does make a difference I laughed at my buddy at the farm when he bought the weed wacker and the chainsaw until I tried them and they do work if you are cutting firewood grab the gas one but if a small tree blew over on the driveway the battery one is perfect
 

chromebumpers

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Well, “Time to make the doughnuts!”
I let you guys know if I fixed the O2 or shot it!
 

chromebumpers

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I made a mistake saying to someone earlier that my charger read 245 volts and 265 amps and they had a fit saying I was wrong, “it’s miliAmps - not Amps!” Apparently the hybrid charger shows the mAmps to prove power is transferring to the battery. Dumb-ass me!
 

chromebumpers

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Brian and others, I reviewed the situation about the Prius with Max Volts, the HV Battery people. I informed them of the fault codes on the OBD , specifically the bad O2 sensor. They kept asking if I bought the OE sensor as any other brand will not work.

Can this be true? There is more than 20 brands of O2 sensors for this car ranging from $30 to $479 for the same one listed to work.
 

B&R Racing

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Brian and others, I reviewed the situation about the Prius with Max Volts, the HV Battery people. I informed them of the fault codes on the OBD , specifically the bad O2 sensor. They kept asking if I bought the OE sensor as any other brand will not work.

Can this be true? There is more than 20 brands of O2 sensors for this car ranging from $30 to $479 for the same one listed to work.
You need to stop spending money on that Prius.
Why would you want to spend $500 for an O2 sensor ?
It's not a Bugatti, Ferrari, Or Lamborghini.
It's a disposable EV Prius.
Buy a Denso Oxygen Sensor they work just fine.
You should let everyone local take Gunshots at it unlimited till they are out of Ammo or don't want to shoot at no more.
Charge $5 each person.
Set it out in your field and let everyone know.
Be money way ahead
 
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rlphvac

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You need to stop spending money on that Prius.
Why would you want to spend $500 for an O2 sensor ?
It's not a Bugatti, Ferrari, Or Lamborghini.
It's a disposable EV Prius.
Buy a Denso Oxygen Sensor they work just fine.
You should let everyone local take Gunshots at it unlimited till they are out of Ammo or don't want to shoot at no more.
Charge $5 each person.
Set it out in your field and let everyone know.
Be money way ahead
LOL I had a POS car that I hated and all it did was break down one very cold morning -17degrees I came out of the mill after midnight shift and it wouldn't start so I took the tire iron to it until the cops showed up and tried to arrest me after I proved it was my car and a POS they let me go but asked me to quit killing my car so I called a tow truck and went to have a beer
 

chromebumpers

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Normally I wouldn’t bother with this car, I did want to junk it and told the wife several times I’m done fooling with that POS! However - It’s a car we already have, the wife likes it, the kids like it cause they have to pay for gas and there’s a shared insurance policy that covers 2 similar cars both with a declared and combined value of less than $6,000 and considered part time use. It figures to save over $1,300/yr for insurance and I didn’t have to lay out any more cash out of pocket for another needed car. And last but not least, I know this car inside and out. With everything new, as long as the engine and transmission stay good it can be trusted car that won’t need anything for quite some time.
 
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