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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by 78Suburban, Sep 10, 2005.

  1. 78Suburban

    78Suburban 1/2 ton status

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    someone please help me identify these. am I correct in assuming that:
    this is the water temp sensor (its on the head, not the manifold)
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    and this is the oil pressure sensor
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    Am I mistaken in thinking that if I take out the water sensor that water will come rushing out of the cooling system???? :doah:

    what is the best thread sealant to use for the oil and water sensors? the instructions say teflon tape, but I'm skeptical..

    on more thing, if I unhook those sensors with my current idiot light setup, shouldn't the lights come on?? they didn't, which scares me.. I need to get some those gauges in there fast.
     
  2. Geargrinder

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    Can't tell for sure from the pics but it "looks" like the right part in the 1st pic.
    Yes watter will come out when U pull it, but not like it's under pressure or anything (so long as the engine is cool that is :crazy: )
    I use teflon tape on mine and have no problems.
    The temp light will not come on when un-hooked, but the oil light should, should be on all the time the key is on and the engine is not.
     
  3. 78Suburban

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    sealer

    :bow:
    so teflon tape worked good for your water bung? what should I use on the oil sensor? would rvt gasket maker work for sealing these threads?
    thanks ;)
     
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    I use teflon tape on the oil too. I was woried about using any type of liquid sealer for fear of it geting into the senders and making them inacurate.
     
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    if you use teflon tape, don't wrap the heck out of it. just a wrap or 2.. these senders (unless mechanical of course..) work by creating a ground to the block.. NPT's will cut thru the tape but don't load it up...

    like i told ya in the other thread, i use thread sealant like this http://www.permatex.com/auto/autouh.asp?automotive=yes&f_call=get_item&item_no=56521

    just a dab on the threads is all you need.. in actuality, you shouldn't need any sealant with NPT...
     
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    they are mechanical.. Would blue locktite work?
    thanks,
    James
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    just use teflon tape then... :D
     
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    USE THE TAPE !!!!! WE ALL DO IT WORKS.:deal:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    ya don't have to yell... ;)
     
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    sweetk30 professional hooker Premium Member

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    sorry bad day . frigen sunday drivers :mad:


    teflon tape will work just fine. :wink1:
     
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    ryoken Puppy Fabricator Premium Member GMOTM Winner

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    no prob... :D

    he woulda saved me a bunch of typing if he had said he was going mechanical in the first place.... :haha:
     
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    :bow: :bow: :bow:
    thanks a million.
    now if I can just find a decent hole in the firewall ;) ... may have to drill before it's over.. the instrusctions say to drill a 7/8" hole & use proper rubber gromments if you can't find a factory hole :doah:
     

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