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Old 02-04-2014, 07:38 PM
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That is great news! Little pricey but cheaper than any alternative. So they have found a crosssover part and tested it in an engine?
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Old 02-04-2014, 08:00 PM
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That is great news! Little pricey but cheaper than any alternative. So they have found a crosssover part and tested it in an engine?
I believe yes, I believe it's a cross over from automotive, we will find out what it is as soon as somebody buys one and we see who makes it. We'll find alternatives - but the good news is that a solution exists.
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Old 02-05-2014, 12:39 PM
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Getting closer... in qty these things are $55.

http://sensorso.com/home/part/part/V...WireCode=TV5-2
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:21 PM
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So the guys at Action have used this part? I looked at the spec sheet and it all looks Greek to me. Who would be the contact person to speak to up there?
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Old 02-05-2014, 01:34 PM
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So the guys at Action have used this part? I looked at the spec sheet and it all looks Greek to me. Who would be the contact person to speak to up there?
Call Bruce

Bruce Jesionowski
Action Water Sports - Fenton
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$120 really isn't bad for a price that should last a long time.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:04 AM
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Damn $120? Seems pricey considering Jessie got them for like $40 each; but yep, when you have the corner on the market, and you need them to get your boat running............

It's like the sets of brand new OEM floor mats for my Integra Type R going for $300 bucks on eBay because Honda no longer makes them. If you want them, you gotta pay.
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Old 02-06-2014, 11:28 AM
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I talked to a company that makes these parts. 95% of the type of crank position sensors are the same. They have to be the VR type (Variable Reluctor) - unfortunately when talking to Standard Motor products and other - companies, the sensors are indexed by application not size.

AWS sports did take the time to do the research so I don't begrudge them wanting to make a profit. But I am not giving up.

I think it's good new that they are available - The only thing I did not like is the price AWS quoted for the Indmar ones when Jessie got the Indmar ones thru a dealer for the $40ish price.

The Indmar dealers will probably put pressure on AWS to disclose the solution - so the $120 may be a short lived price.

I wouldn't sacrifice a boating season for $120 or $240 for 2 of them. AWS is a great dealer, I am thrilled to know there's a solution out there.

I let Indmar know there's a solution and where to find it. We'll see where that leads.

I am still waiting for replies from some other companies.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:09 PM
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Bruce is out until next week, but the guy I spoke with said they brought in a lt1 just to try out the new sensors and they worked great. I'll probably go ahead and get two to have in hand when I take my boat out of storage.

I know I have another couple of months, and part of me wants to wait and see if other options open up, but the other part says take the fix while you can...

I wish Mike could twist ACW's arm into posting a picture so I can see what I'm ordering. The link and spec sheet didn't help in that regard.
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Old 02-06-2014, 12:10 PM
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Cool finding alternatives to the GM controller - here's one for a TBI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xzuT_IIethE

http://www.diyautotune.com/

need to read more on this..
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Bruce is out until next week, but the guy I spoke with said they brought in a lt1 just to try out the new sensors and they worked great. I'll probably go ahead and get two to have in hand when I take my boat out of storage.

I know I have another couple of months, and part of me wants to wait and see if other options open up, but the other part says take the fix while you can...

I wish Mike could twist ACW's arm into posting a picture so I can see what I'm ordering. The link and spec sheet didn't help in that regard.
Jim honestly I would wait until closer to spring. Mike or Indmar might have a solution. Personally I am not going to pay $120 for a $40 part. I can see making a profit; but that is ridiculous.

Mike I don't know if this will be any help or not; but came across this website with detailed specs on the Northstar DIS. Maybe some of the specs can help? http://lukeskaff.com/?page_id=380

I am going to start scouring the wrecking yards for V-8 Cadillacs with Northstar.
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