Coolant Temperature Sender

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Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Post by john keefe » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:29 pm

Great! I figured you'd have a solution.

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.

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Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Post by john keefe » Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:51 pm

brokencase wrote:
Sat Jun 15, 2019 2:10 pm
Always search ebay for keywords "Ford Scorpio" and then with "Merkur Scorpio"!
What would you guys do without me?

Don't be scared of the locations...the items will arrive.
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.

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Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Post by brokencase » Sat Jun 15, 2019 5:24 pm

Forget the one from RockAuto or the Bronco. Scorpio is special and RockAuto is wrong.

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.

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Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Post by john keefe » Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:17 am

Bought 2 from Latvia, cost about $19 including shipping. Took a couple weeks. Haven't had a chance to install, but they look well made.

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Re: Coolant Temperature Sender

Post by itking » Thu Jul 18, 2019 11:43 am

john keefe wrote:
Sun Jul 14, 2019 12:17 am
Bought 2 from Latvia, cost about $19 including shipping. Took a couple weeks. Haven't had a chance to install, but they look well made.
I got mine from Latvia also. I also had not had a chance to install.
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