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Where is the best place to put a temp sensor on a SBC?

Where is the best place to put a temperature sensor on a small block chevy and why?

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Ayuh,... Either in the T-stat housing, or the front of the intake manifold, 'cause that's where the Hottest water is...
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A temp sensor for the computer would be on the head where the factory put it. If your talking about the sending unit for either the elect. or manual temp. gauge, I would put it on the intake crossover close to the thermostat for a consistant reading.
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A temp sensor for the computer would be on the head where the factory put it. If your talking about the sending unit for either the elect. or manual temp. gauge, I would put it on the intake crossover close to the thermostat for a consistant reading.
Yes, what he said.
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Or the sump if you want oil temp.
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I usually try and put it in the head as that is where the heat is generated...plus, you dont have wires or cables showing everywhere

That said, I dont think it matters much....wont be much difference in temp reading.
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A temp sensor for the computer would be on the head where the factory put it. If your talking about the sending unit for either the elect. or manual temp. gauge, I would put it on the intake crossover close to the thermostat for a consistant reading.
You have them flip flopped around, the temp sensor for the ecm is in the intake manifold by the water neck and the temp sender for the gauge is in the head.
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