[V8] Ingition sensors

Dave Saad dsaad at icehouse.net
Thu Sep 18 16:02:41 PDT 2008

Hi Tom

I can say now that the car seems to run fine with two of these wheel  
sensors.  The two I have were physically different on the head (taken  
from two different junk yard donors), and on one of them I trimmed a  
little plastic off to get it to seat farther in, and to make room for  
the mounting bolt.  Even so, they are maybe 0.030 shorter than the  
original, but that does not seem to matter.  I test drove it today  
and the motor spun up to 4000 RPM with no problem - indicating to me  
that the sensors work fine at speed.  They look pretty ugly all  
stuffed in there and all, but I think my mounting is plenty secure.   
My only concern now is how well they handle the heat and cold.  Time  
will tell I guess.

There was a little excitement of course.  The first test drive last  
night lasted for all of 1 mile - then it was like someone yanked a  
plug out of something important.  It turned out that I managed to  
stuff some excess cable into a hole in the bell housing where the  
flywheel promptly chewed through it.  Not want to work on this on the  
side of the road - where everyone I know would be driving by, I  
called my nearly 80 year old dad to come tow me back up the hill.   
Bottom line I guess is that we made it with no dents.  That tow hook  
sure came in handy too.


On Sep 17, 2008, at 8:53 PM, toml99 at todomundo.com wrote:

> Hey Dave.....not sure if you saw my ramble about timing belts....but
> I found my note about a replacement sensor.....Arvin Meritor
> (Rockwell,WABCO)...TDA/R955341.....Freightliner,Sterling,Western
> Star.....$23.65....Have no idea when someone posted this(when I wrote
> it down)....but it's supposed to fit......Love to hear how the
> "patch" works......as I've got to deal with it also...Tom
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