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Just wondering what the clearance i should set my crank sensor at, and how accurate i have to be with it.
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take a liter soft drink bottle and cut a couple of strips out of the side. The curve will be just about the same as the diameter of the damper...make sure that you can insert them on both sides of the blade without dragging on the sensor.

Check all the blades for clearance in case one is out a bit.
 

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long as it aint hittin :)

I typically put the crank so its in the sensor and center it and tighten it up
 

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Of course Steve is right again! Clearance is .025 just for the record. The plastic pop bottle thingy works great. Gene
 

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Steve Wood:
take a liter soft drink bottle and cut a couple of strips out of the side. The curve will be just about the same as the diameter of the damper...make sure that you can insert them on both sides of the blade without dragging on the sensor.

Check all the blades for clearance in case one is out a bit.
Great idea!
 

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someone once told me that the box that the new crank sensor comes in is a perfect clearance gauge. Just do the same thing that Steve said but use the thickness of the box.....thats if you don't have one of them high tech soda bottle crank sensor setting tools. :)
 

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A cheesy set of $40 plastic calipers would be a good thing to own before guessing at the box thickness or a pop bottle thickness. nono

That stuff changes often as cost cutting measures are put into place. yup

Get a decent plastic bottle measured up and save it in with the spark plug gapper. powersix :cool:
 

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A cheesy set of $40 plastic calipers would be a good thing to own before guessing at the box thickness or a pop bottle thickness. nono

That stuff changes often as cost cutting measures are put into place. yup

Get a decent plastic bottle measured up and save it in with the spark plug gapper. powersix :cool:
Hmmm...I went out and checked my box that I've used for about 3 years now and its still the same thickness. silly
 

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salvageV6:
A cheesy set of $40 plastic calipers would be a good thing to own before guessing at the box thickness or a pop bottle thickness. nono

That stuff changes often as cost cutting measures are put into place. yup

Get a decent plastic bottle measured up and save it in with the spark plug gapper. powersix :cool:
Your cheesy set of plastic calipers will have more variation that the plastic bottle. nono
 
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