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Old 12-03-2012, 02:13 AM   #700
kpluiten
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When you are done opening up the sensor hole, you will have an ovalized hole profile that looks something like this:


As you can imagine, the sensor no longer seals the hole using its oring. I was careful to only remove just what was needed to relocate the sensor, and as a result, the flange ont he sensor covered the hole entirely. This made sealing the hole up fairly easy with the fabrication of a custom gasket sized similar to the sensor body, made from the DIY gasket material you can pick up at any autoparts store.

First I cut a hole for the sensor tip:






Then I traced the body of the sensor:




Then I cut it out:


Finished product:


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