Saturday morning i attempted the fix as described in padgett'* webpage and it worked! The fix was very smooth and straight forward. Heres what i did:
1. remove serpintine belt
2. remove water pully
3. remove cam sensor
4. crank engine till cam is in postition (on the first try thank you very much
5. drill out and clean area
6. JB weld the magnet in
BOOM! all better
now...... the car runs much much smoother through all RPMs, but it still doesnt have the pep it used to have right off the line. Before the failure, the slightest touch of the gas pedal would result in whiplash, now it feels like i have to push down an extra half inch to get teh same results in acceleration. Is my computer still adjusting? its only been about 50 miles since the computer was reset after the fix.
A special thanks to padgett, his instructions were A+, once i got a mirror into postition, i immediately recognized the picture of the cam magnet hole looked exacted as he posted.
btw, it saved me $610 from the dealer, the same dealer where only one of the guys in the grease pits knew what a cam sensor did for a living.
1999-2007: ___1988 Bonneville LE LN3 (Vin C) @ 273,000 miles
and still going strong (<-Faded sun fried grayish ie needs paint)
2007-Present: ___1993 Bonneville SE L27 @ 210,000
Speeding around So Cal (<-Beautiful Forest Green)
Mods: Sylvania Silver Star headlamps. Remote start system with pageing device. K&N air filter. Tranny Cooler. High-flow cat with Magnaflow muffler. Full Class II hitch setup.