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Old 09-07-2002, 18:20   #1 (permalink)
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Mission @*#&^ing Impossible !

Hi all,

Changing an oil pressure switch to an oil pressure sensor in an I-6 is damn impossible IMHO. I spent hours yesterday trying to get to the bastard ! Can't get to it from the top - as it's below the intake manifold - from below is the same - it's above the engine mount and next to the oil filter. Can't fit a ratchet (sp?) in there, nor can I see what I'm doing either - Grrr ! Can anyone shed some light on this ? I'm hanging to get this done - and it's damn frustrating not being able to !!! Any help appreciated guys n gals !

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Old 09-07-2002, 20:22   #2 (permalink)
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drop the oil and take off the filter.

you can also buy a special deep socket from auto parts shop that will fit over the switch, but not the sensor if youve got xr dash.

buy a cheap spanner (17mm i think) and bend it to suit the sender.

but most importantly....have fun!
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DC, you want to try changing the leads on an EA/D six.
The Dizzy is under the manifold. its a real pain in the ass.

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its even worse on XF you also have the power steering pump/bracket in the way i think they designed all this while pissed hehehe
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I've never had a problem with leads on an XF/ZL.

Try doing leads and/or coil packs on a series 1 EF - then you'll understand the word "difficult" and possibly a few others as well!!!
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Yeah, I hear your pain brothers ! (tee hee).

Botch : Ok, I'll see if I can customise a tool to bend and see how that goes - but I'm keen to consult my mechanic or someone first in case they know of an 'easier' way =\

Kerry / V8 / T3 : Yeah I was actually thinking the same thing about the dizzy - I think my inner voice was saying 'Glad I'm not the poor bastard changing that!' hehe.

Anyway, I'll make some enquiries and take it from there - if all other avenues of seeking help fail - I'll take Botch's approach of removing oil / filter *sigh* =\

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mate i know what you mean did the same job on my eb on sunday what i did was hoked up an electric light over the intake manifold got enough light to see the sucker jaked up the passenger side dropped the filter bought a oil pressure switch remover after trying all manner of tools and much swearing piece of piss after that. hope that helps. manny
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Hmmm, if you weren't all the way Brisbane way, I'd ask if I could borrow your tool LOL ! Nah, seriously how much is the tool and where can you get them from ? I would have thought that a big enough ratchet would have done the job ?

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mate i bought it from aussie auto trend $28.45 rip off i know but just found out 1 1/16 ''socket would do the same job if you use an extension bar feels like i been ripped off. cheers
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