10-27-2004, 12:46 PM
If you use an adapter (which is perfectly fine) Assuming the new sender is SMALLER in diameter than the one you have now...
Be Sure that when the sender "bottoms out" in the adapter that the bourdon Tube Extends PAST the adapter into the water stream in the block. Otherwise it may be grossly in error , as much as 30 to 50 degrees...(moving water is hotter than static water..)
Another way to go is, use the stock sender If it's resistance compatible with the gauge,(around 70 to 100 ohms I think) and just abandon one of the wires at the gauge...You COULD use the other tap for an electric fan if you have one, or plan a future one, The data will be the same off either pin.
Hope it helps!
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