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Old 05-11-2007, 07:19 PM
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Thumbs up CPS let me down

I got to change my cps the other day. I know this is old news. The thing is that I limped home to the shop and changed it there instead of out on the road. I thought I had a good 6 point socket that I was carrying in the glove compartment. When I started to take the bolt out it broke. Long story short is be sure to carry a good quality socket!!! The spare sensor don't help if the socket breaks when we are out on the road. I was just lucky to be home when I replaced mine. I now carry a 6 point 10mm Impact socket and it also reduces the risk of rounding the head of the bolt. Hope this helps head off a on the road tow bill. Now all I have to do is get me another spare sensor.
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Old 05-11-2007, 08:37 PM
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That's some good advice.. having quality tools is as important as using quality parts!

Glad you were able to limp in, and didn't have to pay a tow bill.
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Old 05-11-2007, 09:29 PM
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Oh well at least that gives you a reason to buy one of the cheaper gray CPS's.
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Old 05-14-2007, 08:01 PM
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Just Lucky

I was just lucky things worked till I was back home where the tool box lives HA!!!!! As far as the new CPS has anyone tryed one of the new gray discount models?? I've got to get one ordered and be ready again. Are they better or I should say improved like I have seen posted?? I know they haven't been out very long. I have read here that they have been improved and more sensitive. I know my sensor bolt was tight big time and to round off that bolt would be super hard to get out. It would just make for a really bad day HA!! Thanks for the support.
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