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Default How to Tighten Oil Pressure Switch?

I just replaced my oil pressure switch, and I did not get it tight enough as it is leaking slightly. I used an oil pressure switch socket that was a little too big. I though I got a good tug on it but apparently not. Should I just cut a slot in 24mm socket?
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If you use a deep wall craftsman half-inch drive socket the wire will roll up and fit above the sensor so you don't have to sacrifice a socket.

That's how I've always done mine

(and I don't use a metric socket, one of my larger english ones will work, since I don't have half-inch drive metrics deep wall)
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If you use a deep wall craftsman half-inch drive socket the wire will roll up and fit above the sensor so you don't have to sacrifice a socket.

That's how I've always done mine

(and I don't use a metric socket, one of my larger english ones will work, since I don't have half-inch drive metrics deep wall)
The wrong sized oil pressure switch socket was the same, deep enough to shove the connector in first. The other deep sockets at Autozone did not seem as deep but I did not check them with the part. I would do anything not to unhook the connector again, as that was the hardest part of the job. It my not be leaking as bad as I though. I didn't smell oil burning this morning and I may have just spread some oil on the exhaust while I was replacing the switch. And my oil light quit flickering at idle which makes me really happy. I didn't want to have to drop the sump again to check it out. Although if you asked me which I would rather do again, drop the sump or change the oil pressure switch, it would be a toss up.
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" I would do anything not to unhook the connector again, as that was the hardest part of the job"

that is true, a true pain in the ***.

There are some who have gotten an open end wrench on the oil pressure switch from above. Disconnect/move the two O2 sensors and CPS from the bracket and push them up to give you a bit more room. But it's a "blind" operation so not going to be the easiest thing either.
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