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Proper wrench for oil sender removal?

So what have you folks been using to remove the oil sender? It's a 24MM, I assume since I bought a new Porsche part and that's what it measures. But there's no swing room in there and it may require a narrow wrench atop this unusually large size. I have power steering and the pump is a serious roadblock.

I can't get any of my crescent wrenches in there. I'm tempted to grab the whole thing with pliers and unscrew it but I can't get them in there, either.

Any suggestions?

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Crowfoot -- every serious DIYer should have a set

https://www.amazon.com/TEKTON-2580-8-Inch-Crowfoot-Wrench/dp/B000NPR2BC



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I had the same problem. Bought an inexpensive wrench at HD, cut it short enough so I could swing the wrench and then using a bench grinder, I made the open end of the wrench thinner so it could fit onto the sender's hex nut.

Of course...crowfoot wrenches are another way!
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15/16 or 24mm stubby wrench; or a rubber strap wrench
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i cut a 15/16 wrench in half, maybe 3-4" handle length just fits.
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Craftsman adjustable beak jaw is short, thin and opens wide, and will be able to get behind the sensor.



https://www.shopyourway.com/craftsman-6-in-beak-jaw-adjustable-wrench/147660815

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Crikey, this car is cracking me up. Harbor Freight - no. Sears beak wrench - out of stock (which means forever if you're watching sears..), O'Reilly's - up to 21MM. So I shrugged my shoulders and put a small pipe wrench down there. Cranking happily away. La tee da. Hmm. Nothing is coming off. Instead the body is spinning! So back to wrench or something. My crescent wrench may fit - who knows? Probably going to need to custom order it from Pluto.
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Happened to me as well. The body started spinning without coming off. I suppose you could cut the body off with an air recip saw and then throw a socket on the hex nut??
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I'm thinking of snapping an adjustable wrench off in the bench vice. I just called all my buddies and nada - zippo. Argh I have one old one that's kinda scarred up and such but it's old and cool and I'll feel like a traitor. Decisions, decisions.
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I'm thinking of snapping an adjustable wrench off in the bench vice. I just called all my buddies and nada - zippo. Argh I have one old one that's kinda scarred up and such but it's old and cool and I'll feel like a traitor. Decisions, decisions.
Then get the 10-piece 10-24mm crowfoot set for $14.76. If you don't have Prime then get the free 30-day trial and get it by Friday with free shipping.
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I think find the smallest (smaller being thinner) adjustable wrench that opens wide enough and then you may need to force it in there with a hammer, all it takes is a fraction of a turn to loosen the sensor so you don't need much room to turn the wrench...

I am sure I have done this with a 6" adjustable wrench, barely opened wide enough. Bigger is too thick...

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Hi,

I used a 24 mm "service wrench". Search on google to fine one. They are thin and short and come in big sizes. Our host carries service wrenches, but, I think in sets only. I have a Williams 3524M. Decent made in USA wrench for about $20. Consider picking up a 21 mm service wrench too.

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Yep will either get the service wrenches or the JRboulder rec'd crow foot set. I have one buddy getting back with me today on the crowfoot to see if he has one. If not, the $110 Porsche sensor (argh) needs a $50 service wrenches or the crowfoot set for less. Either way, another kick in the Visa from this high tempered girl.

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JRBOulder - thanks. I should have just ordered the ones you pointed out. I heard from my last possible buddy who'd have one and he does not. Then I called around town. One place could order the 24mm for $17 and it will be Friday.Then I went to Harbor Freight to see the "service wrenches". Nice but for $54 kinda pricey. And I'm not sure I'd use the other 5 wrenches very often. Then I came home forlorn 'cause I want to yank and change that oil sender and start the engine and see if the new motor mounts get rid of the vibration. I remembered JRboulder's post, jumped on Amazon, I have prime so its free 2 day shipping for the next 46 minutes. Badda bing, $16 to my door. Man, Amazon is going to rule the world.....

Anyhow, I am SOOOOOO glad to have the motor mounts done. I was not looking forward to it after reading all the experiences here. Even the guy who does his videos in German took two full hours to get his off and he has a full rack with a pit.
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