gupster wrote:Thanks David. I must admit when I looked at it I wondered if the darkened part of it used to reside lower down. The guy who installed in Durban said he was extremely busy at the moment, so I might just try out your '' Hillbilly method''. When you say it will always pop out again, can it not braced in some way? I am planning a trip after the hols and dont want the probe to pop out.
Will keep this post updated as to what happens with the fix and the results.
Ja, ok, just be careful following my methods. Mine has been fairly well mangled between 2008, when I installed it, and now. My ferrule does not want to tighten up into the manifold anymore, and the copper collar around the probe has also obviously stretched. I have built a little bracket that goes over the top of the probe in the shape of a fork to allow the wire to get through. But the probe moves around and the bracket cut through the cable and I am now looking for a replacement.
Found this one, and if it works at that price, I can buy three for the same price as the genuine Madman.http://www.banggood.com/Universal-K-Typ ... 11377.html
Why these things use a taper thread is also beyond me. It works its way loose every time after a few hot/cold cycles. But I also admit to installing mine 3mm off from where it was located on the previous motor, and now, I find it incredibly difficult to tighten it up properly. I need to plug the hole I have now, and move the probe to a new location, but your options are seriously limited, and I don't really want to be drilling and tapping into the turbo housing.