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Broke a Sensor swapping intake manifold-Please identify it for me

 
Old 04-17-2019, 09:43 AM
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Default Broke a Sensor swapping intake manifold-Please identify it for me

As usual, I broke something working on the Trans Am (2000 LS1). I'm swapping out the LS1 intake for an LS6 intake. At the rear, top of the engine I broke off a sensor. It is the sensor beside the CPM (towards the driver side). The pic below is from the interwebz but I am pretty sure this is the thing I broke.

Here is the broken part.

here is what it looks like where it broke

Here is the location looking over the driver side fender into the engine. Yes it is a mess in there and I promise to clean if before I reassemble everything!
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oil pressure sending unit
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thank you! I did some googling and clearly I'm as bad at that as I am at replacing manifolds because that is a pretty common sensor. Anyway, thanks for the quick response. The good news is I was hoping to spend an extra $100 on this project (sarcasm).
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Yep oil sender, very common to break. Give particular care to the brake booster vacuum line at the back of the intake, making sure you lift it over the top of the sender before moving the intake all the way back into position. I know it's a pain in the rear doing it under the damned cowl.
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Appreciate the tip. Clearly my carelessness removing the manifold was how it broke. New Delco sensor and specialized socket will be here on Friday so hopefully I can get the swap done quickly.
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Actually, breaking it was probably a good thing. They are notorious for failing. Eventually it would need replacing.
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Originally Posted by wannafbody View Post
Actually, breaking it was probably a good thing. They are notorious for failing. Eventually it would need replacing.
See? You dodged a bullet!
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it always breaks.....no matter how careful you are.....even looking at it breaks it !!!
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I didnít really see this as a glass half full situation but Iíll take is as such-haha. Thanks for putting a positive spin on it for me! I got a Delco replacement for $50 on Amazon so I didnít think that was too bad. Local dealer wanted $150 for it. Yikes.
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I guess I am lucky since I havent broke my sensor off and I've had the intake on and off a half dozen times
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Broke mine with my hand screwing it in lol wapos 😂
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