Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Sat Jun 15, 2019 3:19 pm

Anyone know where I can get the zetec water connector block thing that houses the temp senders as one of them has lost its thread!!
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Fury1630 » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:12 pm

You mean a thermostat housing?

If so they are available from motor factors & ebay, otherwise can we have a photo?

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:43 pm

That’s the chap just couldn’t think of the name!
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Sun Jun 16, 2019 8:46 pm

Went for a slow drive tonight :D
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Fury1630 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 2:59 pm

ChrisL wrote:That’s the chap just couldn’t think of the name!


The Ford plastic ones seem to have a "limited life", th non-Ford ones more so. The Silvertops had an alloy one which come up on Ebay fom time to time, so it might be worth keeping an eye out for one. ;)

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:57 pm

I saw one of the alloy ones, for £150, seems a bit steep. I might buy a spare plastic one as it's not leaking, although I've not had the engine up to 7K rpm yet, but the I'm not getting a reading which could either be a bad earth from the sender or it's broken. So I'm looking for a two wire one that will work with the tiger gauges which I think are ETB?
Anyone know what the thread size is on the temp sensor for the temperature gauge i.e the little one?
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby Fury1630 » Mon Jun 17, 2019 8:02 pm

ChrisL wrote:I saw one of the alloy ones, for £150, seems a bit steep.


Blimey, I thought mine was expensive at £60 - you could buy a water rail for £150!

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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Tue Jun 18, 2019 5:16 pm

Looks the the sender doesn’t have an earth, I’m going to run a earth to it and use something to make sure it seals/stays put and take a spare plastic housing - any better ideas. Will test at the weekend
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Thu Jun 20, 2019 4:50 pm

Earth fixed - ahem bodged- new thermostat housing enroute decided not to splash out £150 on an ali one, although did offer quite a lot of money but they didn't bite. Dome some more WUE tuning, quite odd when you click 'apply' and it goes from sounding good to a bag of spanners. Several more presses of ' apply' and it comes back, just all part of the process I guess. Planning on spending the weekend doing tuning runs up and down the A1 to get most of it covered.
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Re: Man with spanners - thinks he's a mechanic

Postby ChrisL » Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:35 pm

Spent the day tuning the car using the tuner studio software. Started of not reviewing beyond 3k finished with it reviewing up to 6k using any amount of throttle. Feels like there’s a bit more poke than when I had carbs so I’d say that’s part 1 done. Tune (excuse the pun) in after the Mega Tour™ for part 2 featuring the same idiot but this time with a supercharger or 2 :lol:
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