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post #1 of 6 Old 11-07-2013, 06:58 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Temp Sensor Location

New to the site and am in search of some information about what type coolant temperature sensor to use and the preferred location to install it. Just purchased a BullyDog GT and it has the option of placing the programmer in "Engine Warm-Up Mode" to allow the coolant temperature to reach a certain temp before applying the tunes. Thanks in advance for any info!
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I don't run one but there is a test port on the driver side of the water pump that can be used. Most run the coolant filter off this port but it can be used for a sensor. Hope this helps!


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Thanks for the info! Am I going to have to drain down the system to pull this plug out?
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If you take the cap of the reservoir bottle, it should take the vacuum out of the system. And if you are quick enough with the plug, you shouldn't loose that much coolant.

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Here's a picture.

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This port in the side of the water pump housing is plugged with a 5/16" square drive 3/8"NPT plug. Simply remove the plug and install a 3/8"NPT to 1/8"NPT adapter and screw in the sender. On this 2000 Ford 7.3L Powerstroke we are installing the water temp sender in a "T". This is due to the customer's installation of an aftermarket coolant filter requiring a hose connection.
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Thanks for all the great info! Much appreciated!
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