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Old 10-13-2003, 01:25 AM
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Temp sensor question

I have a really odd filler neck on the 400 block, it has the temp sensor mounted in the top of it. I can't seem to find a chrome or aluminum one like it. I was thinking of moving the sensor to another spot on the Performer intake. There seems to be a spot on the front drivers side thats plugged off. Is this another place to install the sensor? Also whats the best place to read from, before or after the thermostat?


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Old 10-13-2003, 02:23 AM
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I`ve used the fitting on the front of the intake on the drivers side and it worked out good. Mostly, I use the fitting in the head, I`d rather know the temp inside the engine where most of the action is going on at. but this is just my opinion, many feel differently. but I`ve used them in the water neck and the intake, all worked for me fine.
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This may be splitting hairs, but the temp sensor is for measuring coolant temp. The best place to determine the coolant temp is near the exit point from the engine which would be near the thermostat in most cases. An oil temp guage would tell you more about the temp of the engine (and how well your cooling system is doing.

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