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 Post subject: replacing coolant level sensor seal
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:12 pm 
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This is probably a retarded question, but with the drama's I had over the past 2 weeks with this car I thought I would double check with the Masters:
Changing the coolant level sensor and have put a new seal on it. I ran some Vasaline on the seal when I put it on the sensor and now I was thinking of running some on the outside of the sensor too when I place it in the res tank. Would this be advised or just throw it in dry?
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 Post subject: Re: replacing coolant level sensor seal
Posted: Wed Nov 30, 2011 7:17 pm 
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The mechanic I used to get to do work on my cars used to put a light smear of water proof grease on them to help form a seal....Apparently it worked really well.

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:15 pm 
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Thats all i done with mine no leaks, Just make sure the sensor goes in nice and flush and screw the plastic insert in tight.
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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:48 pm 
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a little vasoline will be fine... laugh if you want. :lol: even ky or waterbased lube will also do the job...

re fitting the sensor can be a little tight...lol...
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 Post subject: Re: replacing coolant level sensor seal
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:54 pm 
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or use rubber grease as it will lubricate the seal and will not make it expand.....

 

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Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 5:59 pm 
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BEAR80 wrote:
or use rubber grease as it will lubricate the seal and will not make it expand.....


Neither will KY Jelly, unless you rub it to much :roll:
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 Post subject: Re: replacing coolant level sensor seal
Posted: Fri Dec 02, 2011 6:13 pm 
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yeah, I dont like to ram it home dry as it burns, a bit of lube before insertion is always best
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