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Old 12-07-2021, 02:40 PM   #1
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Talking Hey everyone!

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My oil pressure sending unit is seeping oil. I am going to replace it today but was wondering do I have to drain all the oil first before I do this? Or can I get away with not doing that? I recently did an oil change about a month ago and would prefer not to have to drain the dragon…. Thanks ahead of time for any feed back!
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When I changed my oil sending unit. I didn’t drain the oil. The engine was off. So most oil was down in the pan below the sender. I replaced it and turned the engine on to check for any oil leaks afterwards. Zero leaks and was good to go! Was a pain to install though. Fine pitch threads while sitting/squatting next to the right front tire and trying to find the correct angle to get the threads started wasn’t fun.
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Thanks!! I’ll let you know how it goes!
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One more question… what tool did you use to get in that small space? I know that it would take a 26 or 27 mm ratchet but not sure if it would fit in there with the oil filter so close.
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Old 12-08-2021, 01:59 AM   #6
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V6? I took the oil filter off then used a stubby wrench to loosen the old one and to tighten the new one.
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Old 12-08-2021, 09:26 PM   #7
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4 cylinder… I have a feeling I will have to get the proper socket to get it off.. there’s not a whole lot of room
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Get yourself a good box-end wrench... hacksaw off what you don't need. (might hitup a pawnshop for one you can hackup... once you know the size) I have a bunch of these that I pickup up at a garage sale a few years back. Good to have a set of CRAP wrenches, that you don't care if they get seriously screwed up... YMMV

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A 27mm deep socket works well.
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