Crank sensor replacement
My 156 started cutting out, re-starting from cold E.t.c..... So I had a look on the site, and the overwhelming opinion was the Crank sensor. Off I went to my local dealer, and bought said sensor for €57, confident in the knowledge that after perusing umpteen threads on the subject, it would be an awkward job, but relatively easy for someone some bit mechanically minded to fit the new sensor.
NOT.................( as the yanks would say )
3 hours and 2 shredded arms later, I am sitting in front of the PC licking my wounds, a defeated man writing this thread. My nemisis.....my arms !! I was just not able to reach the sensor as described in the threads. The recommended opinion was to remove the throttle body, and access the sensor by getting your arm down behind and under the starter. From what I have just experienced, I would need both a universal jointed wrist, AND elbow to achieve the angle of contortion required to get to the sensor. What am I doing wrong?? I sit with dismay looking at all the thread replies stating that they have fitted the sensor themselves, and are now motoring away happy as Larry !! HELP !