Best locations for coolant temp sensors
Ok guys, last technical issue before we go for a drive.
I have a 5.0 EFI engine with modified heater tubes. Essentially, the heater tube ends just after the coolant temp sensor. After that is a valve to shut off hot water to my CAA AC unit.
So, engine temp may not translate into sensor properly if the valve is shut and there is a dead leg. Where else could I mount this sensor? I could replumb the heater hoses to come out of the water pump and use the old bung for the sensor.
Also, I am using a digital gauge with a separate sensor. Where should I install the sensor? Currently it is toward the bak of the lower intake. I think that this is a bad spot as the gauge tends to read low.
5.0 Transplant, T-5, Traction Lok rear end, CSRP disc brakes, Unisteer Rack