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Old 02-18-2008, 10:26 AM   #11
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Default I'm confident with the JB

Yeah, mine would not have had the problem if I didn't crack the plastic housing by accident. But, I JB'd it into the sprocket, from both sides, and mounded it ever so slightly along the sides to support that cracked plastic, making sure it oozed into the plastic and around the magnet - but nothing on top, as measurements tell me that cam sensor passes very close to the magnet, not a lot of clearance, and nothing higher along the back of he sprocket. I can't imagine a problem with this. Mike
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http://padgett.ws/cars/cammag.htm
Yes, our fabulous GH Padgett wrote some pretty good stuff. But that'* for the PREVIOUS generation of Bonneville, as already stated.

This topic is regarding 92 and newer, which typically don't have this problem. That was 87-91 LG3'* and LN3'*.
hmm, didnt know that, good to know
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There is a different magnet for the '92 and '93. And of course, the '92 is 8 bucks at Advance and the '93 is almost 30 bucks.. I understand that the older ones tended to fly off, but if it is the same size, a guy could save some $$ by purchasing the '92 and JB welding it - has anyone compared a '92 and '93 magnet side by side? Mike
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My magnet for my 93 was about 8 bucks IIRC from RockAuto. Compare them there. Compare part numbers on the sprockets also.
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Willlren..

Yeah, Rockauto was where I was looking, the '92 magnet is 8 bucks, the '93 magnet is 25 bucks.. No way to tell for sure from the picture if they are the same size, but the plastic carrier looks a little different - possibly to address the issue of them flying off? But if they are the same physical size, then the 8 buck one could be purchased and installed with a little JB weld. The part numbers are not the same.. Thoughts? Thanks, Mike.
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I'm not aware of tossing magnet problems on the 92'*.

I wouldn't do what you are wondering though. Right part for the right job, especially in there. And without knowing how strong the magenet will be, or how well centered, I'd not take the chance.

Yours was a very rare crack failure. Typically, that'* a part none of us will buy in the lifetime of our cars.
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well, I wasn't going to put the '92 magnet in the '93 - I actually thought that was what you were sort of suggesting.. My crack failure was of my own doing, and reinstalling it with the JB weld I'm sure will be fine. It would be interesting to know exactly what the difference is, or was it just a reason boost the cost. Mike
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Default CAM MAGNET

mY 92 BONNEVILLE SE 3800 JUST LOST THE CAM MAGNET....CAN IT BE REPLACED WITHOUT PULLING THE FRONTEND OFF MOTOR? DOES THE OIL PAN NEED TO BE DROPPED?
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turn caps off please, in the internet world it seems like youre yelling
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I see you found my wiki. I wrote pretty much all of them over at LeSabreT (and am in the middle of writing several more). Losing a magnet on a vin C is pretty common and is a very easy fix.

I would think that the same fix would work on a later version of the 3800 if the magnet somehow breaks loose (since it is apparently rare).
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