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Old 04-16-2018
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News flash!
I bought OEM sensors,i'm funny that way.
Mark bought the ebay chinacom stuff.
We reoved his old sensors and the new chinacom stuff would not fit in the engine.
The shaft on the new ones were too big to go in.
We miced the shaft and it was .018 bigger than the hole in the engine.
***?
So,we sent Donna and Carol to Dothan to get a set of OEM sensors.
Beware the ebay parts,they will not fit in the engine!
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OK,heres the tip of the day,remember,you heard it here first!
Marks sensors were rusted in place,they would not turn or come out.
We sprayed the area with industrial vinegar,did you know vinegar removes rust?
We soaked them down for an hour,using repeated doses of vinegar.
After an hour they came right out.

This is your tip of the day!
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Does anyone still have the old sensors around to measure the shaft diameter? For those that bought the cam and crank sensors for spares!
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Does anyone still have the old sensors around to measure the shaft diameter? For those that bought the cam and crank sensors for spares!
we will have the new ones in an hour.
We mic stuff with a crescent hammer,is that close enough?
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Mark, Randy with the money you save on ebay stuff you can buy the. 018 larger drill bit and make her fit.just kidding reason for price difference. , it doesn't fit.
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LOL, weld that cresent in place and be ready to ship them out for measurement use!
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My top one by the air compressor was very tight, would not go in by hand, used the 3/8 drive extention and tapped it and it went in very snug. I greased both to keep future rust. It works, I will probably replace it with OEM at some point. And still have the originals as spares.
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Caution Proceed with Caution!


Randy's LXI replacements were easy a few days ago,
But, his advice was invaluable working on Mark's 1995 Series 60 yesterday.
We had a long day removing two rust corroded sensors.
The rust is between the O ring and the hold down tab.
These sensors are a very snug fit, even getting the new replacements installed.
We tapped, added sprays PB, liquid wrench, this did not help.
Strong vinegar, and more tapping did the trick.
The hard plastic deteriorated and then things got serious.
Drill & screw did the extraction of the lower sensor.
The after market sensors are not a good fit, so buy OEM and proceed with caution, if you try to replace yourself. They may also crack with too heavy insertion pressure.
This simple repair can quickly get an inexperienced person into serious trouble.
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See too much 'sensor problems' in the shop with other peoples vehicles. Causes me to stay 'mechanical'.
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Caution Proceed with Caution!


Randy's LXI replacements were easy a few days ago,
But, his advice was invaluable working on Mark's 1995 Series 60 yesterday.
We had a long day removing two rust corroded sensors.
The rust is between the O ring and the hold down tab.
These sensors are a very snug fit, even getting the new replacements installed.
We tapped, added sprays PB, liquid wrench, this did not help.
Strong vinegar, and more tapping did the trick.
The hard plastic deteriorated and then things got serious.
Drill & screw did the extraction of the lower sensor.
The after market sensors are not a good fit, so buy OEM and proceed with caution, if you try to replace yourself. They may also crack with too heavy insertion pressure.
This simple repair can quickly get an inexperienced person into serious trouble.
Bills 2nd pic shows the crows foot we used to press in the sensor behind the compressor.
It worked well.
The vinegar worked well cutting the rust,its amazing as a rust remover.
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