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Grim - Pressure Sw 45' fitting - factory?

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by beefcake83, Oct 29, 2001.

  1. beefcake83

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    Grim - Pressure Sw 45\' fitting - factory?

    Hey Grim - The pressure switch that sits near the distributor base... is the brass 45 degree fitting used to tilt the switch out away from the distributor a factory GM one? I'd scan it but my scanner is not cooperating at the moment. The fitting is a brass 45 degree one that has a straight piece on one end and the pressure switch thread into the other. I snapped that nugger off in the block yesterday :( but with an extractor and alot of patience, got it all out. Now i need a new fitting.

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    Re: Grim - Pressure Sw 45\' fitting - factory?

    Yeah it's factory. Varried year to year. The 85 I got my stuff off of had a T so that both the gage and the switch were in the same fitting. Should be able to get one that will work from NAPA. I think I have also seen them at PepGirls. Or look in the junk yard for any 80's GM cars with 4.3 or bigger V motors and you may be able to get one off them. My 79 stock cleared the Gage sender. That's a lot bigger than the switch. You might try putting it in without the 45 since it sounds like your gage or idiot light is in the port above the oil filter. See if it will clear the distributor and save the hunting for one till it warms up. Heck if it will clear you don't really need it.

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    Re: Grim - Pressure Sw 45\' fitting - factory?

    Grim - Sucess!! Got the electric choke element swapped out... which was the easy part. Got the oil pressure switch replaced, using a combo of brass fittings. It was the big gauge switch that I was struggling with. Trust me, I thought seriously about plugging it off until spring, but decided that wouldn't be smart. Plus I told the wife it needed to be swapped out in the beginning as part of the choke problem, so i was stuck getting it done. Lost alot of skin from my right hand, and was in a squat on my engine for 2 days, but after I fired her up and she warmed up smoother, and kicked down after only 7 minutes... it was all worth it. The neighborhood will think so too tomorrow morning at 5am. Thanks tons for your asvice and help. I hate carbs, but your help got me through it. That's one of the great things about this site and the K5 'family' - Gary

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    Re: Grim - Pressure Sw 45\' fitting - factory?

    No problem. Glad it was something simple and not something bad like a screwed up carb. The electric element goes out from time to time. I had put a used elelment on my wifes 79 and it lasted 2 years then fried. She had already taken off up the street (grummble doesn't let it warm up) and it started to die. She got it in back home before it wouldn't run. I was pretty sure that you had the same problem. Sometimes hard to diagnose stuff that you can't see.

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    Re: Grim - Pressure Sw 45\' fitting - factory?

    Grim: I am too lazy to check my maual at this moment. About that 45 degree T with the pressure gage sender and the sensor, the sensor - is that the damn Check Engine light??? If so I can't wait to remove it! I am about to put in AutoMeter Guages and they will not have the idiot light so I'd love to remove that sensor.

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