[V8] Ingition sensors

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Mon Sep 15 17:29:58 PDT 2008


An antilock brake sensor does work as a timing sensor - the motor  
starts right up.  I won't be able to test drive it for a while but it  
looks good.  Now I guess I need to come up with a good way to splice  
on a connector.
I currently have it installed as the "black" sensor which I think is  
the one that counts flywheel teeth.  I am going to put another one in  
for the reference sender as soon as I get another.


On Sep 15, 2008, at 1:32 PM, dsaad at icehouse.net wrote:

> As predicted - I had a timing ref sensor go bad - causing the usual  
> hot
> start problem.  After I got it out, I can see that it does indeed
> "open up" when heat is applied.  You can watch the
> resistance rapidly increase to about 2k - then poof - open.
> Actually, both sensors are doing it - meaning that they all fail after
> some period of time.  I dissected one of mine, and can see that there
> was no oil or anything in it - they just go bad from heat cycles.
> (btw, there is several thousand turns of 0.002" magnet wire in
> there - probably gage AWG 42.5)
> Now - here is the crazy part
> -
> a wheel antilock brake sensor is the same device, and comes very
> close to physically fitting.  I am going to install it and see if it
> works.  From my bench testing, these sensors are way more stable
> under heat.
>  I am also going to try to rewind my old sensor if I
> can find the wire somewhere.
> Wish me luck...
> Dave
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