05-06-2018, 09:28 AM
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: Georgetown, Guyana
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Originally Posted by Donewrken
It depends on what you want to use it for.
I am using one to operate the radiator fan controller, it works well.
If you want it for sensor placement for the ECU or temp gauge it could be an issue if your thermostat fails..
If a temperature sensor is mounted in the "radiator" circuit of the vehicle's cooling system, it will only provide usable data after the thermostat has opened and coolant is circulating. If the thermostat were to fail shut, the engine could overheat and the gauge would never show it.
The "straight forwardness" of the installation will vary from vehicle to vehicle - just cut the hose at a suitable point, remove an inch or so of hose, and install the adapter - how much simpler could it get?
Well - let's see.
Do you have a long enough hose that's straight enough - you need I'd say 3~4 inches of straight space? You really want to situate the temperature sensor on the "hot" side of the circuit, and on a vehicle like my 2.0 GV, the radiator top hose is maybe four inches long and curved, so, at least on my vehicle, no, it wouldn't be straight forward.
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