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#1 Old Nov 14th, 2003, 12:28 AM
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four disposable gloves later...

Hey guys... I finally did it. I replaced my knock sensor. All by myself!!!!! And a secret "UBER-4th-GEN-MAXIMA-KNOCKSENSOR-WRENCH"

So here's that pesky little thing, way down in the nether regions of VQ.



My first attempt was with various ratchets that I had on hand. After about 45 minutes of attempting to get a socket on that bolt, I find that the monkey wrench was my best bet. And I also discovered my hand can squeeze down there!!!

After taking a few wrenches down there, I found out it's a 12mm wrench
But I couldn't get the stupid thing to turn. The bolt was on too tight.

By this time, I threw off the latex gloves that kept getting torn up and I had shredded up my hands nice and purdy....


Enter the UBER WRENCH....
Well after several more attempts with various contraptions, ingenuity/ignorance/stupidity allowed me to arrive to this beauty....
(yes, that's a torque wrench 1/2" drive -> 5" extender 1/2" drive -> 1/2" to 3/8" converter -> 3" extender 3/8" drive -> 3/8" to 1/4" converter -> 1/4" swivel tip socket -> 12mm socket)

This thing allowed me to get the bolt off without even getting my hands in that tight spot. I had a little trouble putting it back together but nothing too bad.
I'll be happy to demonstrate on any future knock sensor that needs replacing!!!

Time for a cold one....

Oh, btw I also found that the magnet on the stick is a PRICELESS tool to have on this project to fish out dropped wrenches, bolts, bling, etc etc....

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#2 Old Nov 14th, 2003, 12:37 AM
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Hmm, I guess I can't rag on you for being a supernewbie anymore :P
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DAMN! Now that is the wrench to end all wrenches. That is hilarious.

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I must say that "Azun-Engineering" at its best bro..

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It's aZn sucka!
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Very nice...umm...creation there. Good idea...you should post it on Maxima.org.

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Ahhhh, noted!

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way to go... the aZn ingenuity paid off... i guess... talk about an interesting contraption... lol

gotta bring that to the mod meet for johnathan... that and so that we can see it... lol

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By the way...I was VERY afraid to open this thread in the name of proctology and goatse.cx.

hahaha

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By the way...I was VERY afraid to open this thread in the name of proctology and goatse.cx.

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haha... yeah that was the intention

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