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 Post subject: I broke an engine sensor, any radical problems?
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 7:57 pm 
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Hi guys, I broke a sensor on my EF, it's on the left engine block under the inlet manifold. It is a bolt with two wires attached. I assume it's for engine temp? What wil happen if I drive without it? I have attached a pic. thanks for your help

 

 

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 Post subject: Re: I broke an engine sensor, any radical problems?
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:49 pm 
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isn't that where the knock sensor is?

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 8:59 pm 
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Looks like the oil pressure sensor to me. Unless its connected to the ecu, the only problem it would cause is not knowing if you have low oil pressure.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:15 pm 
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Low oil pressure sensor, don't start your motor without a new one. Not sure about two wires though, are you sure about that?
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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:21 pm 
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its the knock sensor, and you will be able to use the car without it
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 Post subject: Re: I broke an engine sensor, any radical problems?
Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:24 pm 
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WILDEB wrote:
isn't that where the knock sensor is?
Yeah, pretty close. You can take it out and drive without it - just get another and fit when you can. Be easiest to fit one while the manifold is off.

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:28 pm 
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Thanks for all the replies. Yeah it's just a plain bolt going into the block with a ceramic looking head which has two wires coiming out of it. The top took a very light hit to break off, seems very brittle. It would be a pain to remove the manifold to re-fit another!

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 06, 2012 9:58 pm 
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Sorry about the bum steer ealier mate :oops:
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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 12:20 am 
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razza01 wrote:
Sorry about the bum steer ealier mate :oops:


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Posted: Sat Apr 07, 2012 5:17 pm 
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TheELghia wrote:
razza01 wrote:
Sorry about the bum steer ealier mate :oops:


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