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Temperature Sensor

Discussion in 'Early CJ-5 and CJ-6 Tech' started by Dale Boyd, Apr 7, 2019.

  1. Apr 7, 2019
    Dale Boyd

    Dale Boyd New Member

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    Currently working on fixing problems on my 1971 CJ5 with the Dauntless V6. The temperature gauge was not working, so I ordered a new temperature sensor. I tried to install it today, and the old sensor was much larger in diameter than the replacement sensor. At this point I realized the sensor was installed in the intake manifold, which is not stock. It currently has an Offenhauser 4 bbl intake. Could anyone who has a similar set up tell me what size temperature sensor will fit in this manifold?
     
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    timgr

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    jpflat2a

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    There were two different sizes that were used.
    13/16" x 18 diameter
    9/16" x 14 diameter
    As Tim has said, source the correct bushing for what you are trying to install.
    To my knowledge, the temperature sensor has always been in the intake manifold.
    At or just behind the thermostat opening
     
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  5. Apr 8, 2019
    Dale Boyd

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    Thanks to all for the input. Since I already have the sensor the bushing seems like the best approach. I will stop at the hardware store on the way home today and pick one up.
     
  6. Apr 8, 2019
    GTS Dean

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    Buy a brass bushing for sure. Be sparing with the teflon tape, and DON'T overtighten!
     
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  7. Apr 9, 2019
    Chilly

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    For sure go easy on torque. Lubed threads tear out with surprisingly little torque sometimes. Or split the case. Teflon, anti-seize, permatex, oil, loctite all lube the threads.
     

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