Sensorble Precaution

Being the dilligent student of this blog you are, you’ll remember the fun and larks we had with Herman’s Oil Pressure Sensors, last year in Ireland. [ 1, 2, 3 ], culminating in me encasing the Low Pressure Sensor in epoxy resin, to stop it leaking.

Remember this, from last year?
Remember this, from last year?

Well, such is the quality of my botch-manship that that ol’ Pressure Sensor hadn’t spilled a drop of oil since then. In fact I’d almost forgotten about it til prepping for this year’s impending journey back to The Oul’ Sod with its inherent hill- and mountain- climbing challenges, brought it back to mind.

I decided, this year, I’d better play safe and head any similar, impending pressure-sensor-related mishaps off at the pass, before we left England. So I nipped down to VW in Trafford Park and picked up a new Pressure Sensor, which now sits, proudly sensing oil pressure, in Herman’s engine bay.

Old epoxy-heid on the left. Shiny new sensor on the right
Old epoxy-heid on the left. Shiny new sensor on the right
This time it's old epoxy-heid on the right. Shiny new sensor on the left
This time it's old epoxy-heid on the right. Shiny new sensor on the left
New sensor fitted
New sensor fitted