Water Temp sender

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  1. CK5

    CK5 In my underwear Administrator Premium Member GMOTM Winner Author

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    OK, I wanted to put my manual temp sensor in the passenger side head, long story short I had a problem with the plug not coming out so now it is welded shut and no longer an option and it is the only plug on that side. I also only have one plug on the other side that has a temp sender in it for the TBI I think?
    Is there some kind of t-off that I can put in that side that will work with that sensor and my manual temp gauge or should I slap it in the intake manifold somewhere?
     
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    you could go to a hardware store and get some npt fittings... because of the length of the senders it would have to be a nipple, a tee, nipples of that and then unions... would be much easier to stick it in the manifold.
     
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    driverside should be an electric unit for the dash gauge.. should be able to just pull that and put it in. tps is in the intake.

    you can also get a waterneck with a 1/2 npt port in it if need be...

    something like this...

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  4. CK5

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    That's what I wasn't sure about, I knew one of the temp sensors was for TBI didn't know which was which, I don't need the electric unit for the dash as I no longer have factory gauges so sounds like I can get rid of the factory gauge sensor there and install my aftermarket sensor.
     
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    Yep, the one in the drivers side head is the one for the factory electrical gauge, it has some type of 'slide' connector on the wire, like a spade that slides over the end of the sensor. The one in the manifold, for the tbi, should have a plug in style connector, 2 wires IIRC.
     
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    Sweet, that makes my life a whole lot easier. :D
     

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