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egredos

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Hello K100 friends,

I want to install a temp sensor directly plugged in one of the two following water pipes (4 and 7 - 4 being ma favourite location for the sensor):
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Unfortunately, in order to order the inline sensor adapter I need to know the precise inside diameter of these water pipes.

Anybody knows? I found on internet 32 mm and 22 mm but this dimensions do not seem to by good (undersized).

Thanks for your help folks.


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chris846

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Are you aware there is already a threaded hole in the water pump for a temp sensor?

Also, hose 4 is for bypassing the radiator whilst the engine reaches temperature - I'd guess there'll be very little flow once that happens, so it wouldn't be an ideal location for indicating coolant temp.

Ebay item 184305200300 screws straight into that hole - from memory the thread is M10x1.0 whereas aftermarket sensors are more commonly 1/4" NPT, I will check though.

EDIT: Yep it is M10x1.0 The pic shows its location on the lower LH side of the pump casing - the one in the pic actually has an OE sender screwed in (an option on some models) instead of the more common blanking plug. It's the smaller of the two senders you can see; the other is the oil pressure switch.

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egredos

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Hello Chris,

Thanks for the tip. You are right. I should seriously consider this solution as I is the less invasive.

Regards.


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Corkboy

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@chris846 wrote:

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Chris,
good idea to get a cat scan before installing the water pump.


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chris846

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Little sod likes to have two breakfasts this time of year; won't leave me alone.

The kids still laugh about the time she walked across my keyboard and bid on something on Ebay  Mad


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Dai

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Did she win it?


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chris846

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Unfortunately no. I was waiting to snipe it, with a bid ready. She bid early and someone else outbid me before I could rescue the damn situation. Sad to say, but the truth is that the kids were more amused by my reaction than by the cat's uselessness at bidding.


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