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I have a 1981, 280 ZX that I have just replaced an injector and took the car for a drive to test it out. No problems, however I did notice that I have a 3 inch crack in the corner windshield that was not there yesterday. Anyone have an idea on how to stop the crack from growing if that is possible? It is about to drive me crazy, it just appeared there today and nothing has hit it that I am aware of.

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I have ordered an oil pressure sending unit from autowise and will pick it up in the morning. The one on my car is leaking oil. Can someone tell me how to remove the old unit. I do not see a place on the unit for a wrench. I know that this sounds stupid but would you use a pipe wrench on it? Someone, please advise me on this one.

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I am finding just about everything I need for my engine from autowise at about half the price of the speciality dealers.
Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Lamar
 

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what's going to cause the crack in your windshield to spread is the weather. if it gets cold outside then it will probably get larger. as for the oil pressure sending unit. you remove it with an open end wrench. there is a spot it's just a little tough to find it. get a flashlight and look down from towards the front of the car and you should see it. i believe it's a little smaller than a 9/16" wrench.
 

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Get a hold of a windshield repair specialist.

If the damage is on the outer half of the windshield, he will drill a small hole at the end of the crack, and using a vacuum devise will insert a strong "super glue" that is hardened with ultra-violet light. I had this done several times on the windshield of my Acura Legend, and it works fine. In fact, it worked on 2 "stars" (rock hits that shoot out several cracks) as well as a crack (single split) from another rock hit, and lasted about 5-6 years. What finally did the windshield in, was another repair specialist who did NOT drill at the end of the hole.
The area he repaired was ok, but the sun and the A/C caused the crack to continue growing, finally had to replace the windshield.

In fact, if you have full coverage on your insurance, typically your insurance policy will pay for this procedure, rather than have you go get a complete windshield replacement. To repair might cost all of $50 to $80, (don't really know as my insurance paid for it each time) as opposed to your deductible for replacement, (which will cost the insurance company $250-$500).

You might also call AAA, and ask them whom they recommend.

FWIW
 
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