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Sensor on head
« on: July 06, 2018, 11:13:58 AM »
Need a bit of help again.
Sorting out some wiring.
Have a sensor on drivers side of head on top.
If i remember  it had a single wire with spade connecter slid onto it.
Can anyone tell me where the wire ran to ( speedo somewhere??)
Or a light etc.
Leave things to long these days and i forget.
Thanks in advance.

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Re: Sensor on head
« Reply #1 on: July 06, 2018, 11:39:13 AM »
Hi, 
 
a picture would help but if it is going into the head it is likely to either be a temperature sender or a temperature switch for turning on something like aux. fans.   

Terry
Cujo. 1999 - 2016

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« Reply #2 on: July 06, 2018, 10:41:37 PM »

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Re: Sensor on head
« Reply #3 on: July 06, 2018, 10:46:07 PM »
Found a picture Terry.the sensor just up from the coil/isolating switch on head.
From memory had a wire with spade connection and followed it into dash but went no where i think.

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Re: Sensor on head
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 06:37:24 AM »
T.O.M.

What is bolted to the head is not standard. The thing that you are referring to is strange indeed, because that is where the heater tap is situated. If you dont have a heater then a blanking plate is bolted there. I do not know what that is.

Alan.

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Re: Sensor on head
« Reply #5 on: July 07, 2018, 08:29:21 AM »
Hi, 

it looks like a temperature sender and if you don't have another gauge to connect it too then I would just ignore it.

If you want to confirm it is a sender unit, connect a multi meter to the spade and earthed to the engine and set the Mm onto the Ohms setting and with the engine running watch if the numbers start going down slowly or if nothing happens until around 80 degrees and then the numbers drop to near zero almost instantly. This will tell you if it is a sender or a switch. 

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Re: Sensor on head
« Reply #6 on: July 07, 2018, 10:20:09 AM »
Will do that to see what it is.
If i don't need it then i will look for a blanking plate (maybe a piece of stainless) as Incongeato mentioned.
Another small head ache gone.
Thank you.i