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post #231 of 234 (permalink) Old 06-23-2016, 12:43 AM
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Considering it drives your oil pump which is the heart and lfe blood of the car why use anything but a Motorcraft, Order it on line an save money.
Point taken, after reading all I could here on the forum. Thank you!

Our bull squeals every now and then. Seems to do it more in hot, humid weather. Those were common weather conditions for the past couple of months; but for the next 3 or 4 months the humidity will be almost zero.

Regardless, I want to get this fixed. And I've been doing quite a bit of maintenance on it myself lately, saving lots of money. Needless to say: I have a thirst for more!

I bought the Autozone (Duralast) part in anticipation of replacing the synchronizer (cheap stuff); but after reading more I've abandoned the idea of installing that one. And so I'm going for the OEM parts.

Amazon seems to be cheapest. Part number DA-2089 for the synchronizer itself; DU-81 for the sensor. Do I have that correct, for our 2006 Vulcan?

And the sensor may not be busted; but after all of these miles it seems like good sense to replace it too.

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Erik

Oh, and: while replacing the OSS sensor about a week ago I noticed quite a bit of tranny oil in that area. Could this be related to a failing camshaft sensor??
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How is Standard Motor Product's version of the synchro?

I replaced mine back in February. Since Amazon had both Dorman and Standard, I chose to shy away from the Dorman and went with the Standard Motor Parts. I remember back in the day when I worked at a parts warehouse, Standard was known for excellent ignition parts.

Has anyone heard/had issues with Standard's Synchronizers? The chripping went away - so far so good for the last 4 months.

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At Rockauto, Power Select and Dorman are two favored parts. I remember when we avoided Dorman. It was years back when Dorman was the only alternative (substantially cheaper than Ford). Honestly, I doubt Dorman hasn't solved the problem yet. My personal view.

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UPDATE:

All A1 Cardone units still going strong in all three bulls they were installed in WAY BACK at the beginning of my thread.

Over 100,000 miles put on 1 of them the others not far behind.

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