Brings up a question on an earlier (pg. 1?) quote that its not the same as the Bronco II sender. Just looking at RockAuto, looks like TS36 is the same (used for a variety of Fords since 1969 - 89). Not the same, or something special for Scorpios? Can pick up one locally.
That's how I find many parts, if Jeff Herson doesn't have something. If its on eBay, you're in pretty good company... if you're buying from some Joe in the UK running a Cosworth pick-and-pull or such, you don't know what you're gonna' get.
The only problem with the stock sensor is that it will eventually fail again. So you might want to order two of them.
The reason they fail is because they sink a lot of current. The thermistor material inside the sensor eventually "cooks".
That is why there is the alternative solution discussed in this thread. The Arduino solution is also calibrated so you will know the actual temp.
I got mine from Latvia also. I also had not had a chance to install.
1989 Merkur XR4Ti - Magenta [My XR]
1988 Merkur XR4Ti - Bunny [Wife's XR]
1988 Merkur XR4Ti - Raven [Daughter's XR]
1985 Merkur XR4Ti - Wombat [Youngest Son's XR]
1997 Dodge Ram 1500 4x4 5.9L - Betsy
2002 Buick Century Custom - Daily Driver
1968 Dodge Charger 383
Which ones (what color ring) did you guys get from Latvia? The color ring is relative to the temp range in European Ford land.
I've found the ones with the red ring to be pretty accurate for the NA Merkur Scorpio gauge cluster.
(Have them in stock here in the US for $9.95 + shipping)
It would not make sense if they made them in any variation. Think about it. You only want to see something like a standard 150-240F range on a coolant temperature gauge no matter what engine the car has in it.
Thus the only reason they might have different sensors is if the gauges in the cars were somehow different. I think that is unlikely, given that these are advertised to fit Scorpio.
Even if this style of sensor was used in various models of that era - it would be foolish for the manufacturer to make them with different responses from just a logistical standpoint.
It's like the ECT sensor that the EECIV uses, It would be chaos if the ECT's were different between models of that era.
Once Ford stopped calling it Granada Scorpio and it was just known as "Ford Scorpio" it had this cluster (and a different temp sender):
It would just be fool hardy for them to make various different temp gauges sensors in the same physical package with various responses for different models.
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How about something like "Hey - I have two kinds of brand new temp gauge sensors here right in front of me and I measured the resistances at different temps and you know what...they are different". Or "Hey look - I found a data sheet for the different types of gauge sensors and they say they are different." Or - "I see in the later Scorpio manual that they mention you have to use the PURPLE temp gauge sensors for the later cars"
But you can't say that can you? All you got is voodoo speculation. Give me some real data....and no, a picture of the later car dash doesn't cut it.
Ford of Europe factory part # - Color of the band on the sender
86VB10884BA - BLACK
86VB10884AA - BROWN
85AB10884AA - PURPLE
89FB10884AA - GREEN
I guess they could all read the same/ have the same resistance/ same temperature range.
But if they all read the same, why so many colored bands and different part numbers?
Seems likely there'd be a reason for the different colored bands, though it appears the bands may just represent manufacturer, or country of origin?
https://www.buycarparts.co.uk/ford/scor ... ure-sensor
They all have the same part number
My cross-reference for the green sender seems to be 89FB 10884 AA
My memory of US Ford parts numbers is the first represent years (e.g., E9 for '89), the last represents the vendor (e.g., AA or AB, BA and BB for four different manufacturers) and/or production location, and/or small revision of sorts. I presume its the same in UK, probably easier to understand as they start with the actual year.
The cross-reference I found for the brown-ringed one also included:
86VB 10884 AA
95GB 10884 AA
95VB 10884 BA
The "brown" one covered Scorpio variants from 1994-1998, and other Fords from 1985- 92, as well as Mazda's up to 2003
I might have another meter laying around to compare temps at a different point in the cooling system.
https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.ph ... 9&jsn=1126
If you look at all the sensors they sell for the model in question you will see there is a green one, a red one, and a black one...etc... They all work the same.