By Mike Kojima of motoiq.com
Being able to quickly attach a bung for a wide band 02 sensor is a big pain in the ass. I know a lot of you have probably tried to help a friend tune their car. No matter how many times you told them to have an O2 sensor bung welded into their exhaust before they show up at your place, then they arrive and you ask them where it is, they blankly look at you and go “what?” I know this happens to me all the time.
Maybe you don’t have access to a welder and do a lot of tuning or want to tune your car. Perhaps you even have a tuning business and don’t have access to fabrication equipment. In any case the AEM No Weld O2 sensor mount is a godsend and a product that has been a long time in coming.
To install the AEM No Weld O2 sensor mount you just need a hand drill and a few simple hand tools. The installation is so simple the hardest thing will probably be putting the car up on jack stands or removing the exhaust section you want to install the Sensor mount in. Even if you have a welder, the AEM mount is probably easier and faster.
|Let us show you exactly how fast and easy this is. We used a 3″ piece of tubing to simulate a typical exhaust system so use your imagination a little.|
|Unpack the box and read the instructions!|
|Get the tools you will need, a hand drill with a step bit, you don’t really need a step bit but its faster. You could use a hole saw or drill a series of progressively larger holes, a ratchet wrench and an allen wrench. If you are really anal, a deburring tool or you could use a larger drill bit.|
|Drill your hole where you want it. AEM’s Greg Nakano puts his engineering training to work on this difficult task.|
|The hole is done. If you don’t have a step drill you should get one. Every car guy needs one, it makes a lot of hole drilling chores much easier. I use mine all the time.|
|A close up of thrilling drilling action!|