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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:22 pm 
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Hey guys. I just finished putting a new Overflow bottle in my EF tonight, all good went to fill it up and the bastard of a thing is leaking from the temp sensor on the side. I didn't put in a new sensor i just used an old one I had laying around. Is there supposed to be a seal of some sort on the inside bit as mine didn't have that ?!

Also how much is a new sensor worth, and does it come with the plastic plug thingo. Any help much appreciated.

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 8:28 pm 
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needs a gromit.
Rubber is $8 from Ford.
Sensor's like $50

Its not a temp sensor, just a low level sensor.

unscrew.... remove, fit in bung/gromit and refit.

These usually go hard and perish if they have been out of service.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:21 pm 
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oh yep, lol i knew it was a sensor of some sort. The temp sensor is on the thermostat housing yeah ?

Thanks for your help, i'll try get the gromit tommorow or i might just plug it with silicone. :P
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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:43 pm 
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I sealed my EL one with a little selastic, worked for a long time.

 

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Posted: Fri Mar 09, 2007 10:44 pm 
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I'll do ya one better.

Lever St Oakleigh
Bin Location :MMB172
Part No. 84AG 17673 AA
Desc: Grommet W/SHLD WASR

Price: $5.45+
$6.35 Retail


I keep all my receipts!

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 7:51 am 
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Desc: Grommet W/SHLD WASR


Wouldn't that be "Wind Shield Washer"

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 8:04 am 
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ya see, I thought the same thing when I read the receipt.
However I've never bought a wind shield washer bungholio!

But, last night when I went to add it the the parts database, I noticed someone already beat me.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/parts.ph ... 6&browse=1

a few rows down.

 

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Posted: Sat Mar 10, 2007 2:47 pm 
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thanks guys, I got the grommet from ford this morning, was $8.60 bloody rip off. It's all done now, looks sweet. Does anyone have any tips on keeping the coolant bottle nice and clean.

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Buy a new one every 12 months :idea:

 

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Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2007 7:04 am 
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buy a stainless PWR one

 

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