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Bottle Fed
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I want to run my stock coolant sensor and an autometer sensor...I had to switch my other coolant temp switch on the passenger side heater tube to the thermostat housing because of the fuel rails...trying to figure out what else will work...I’ve heard running a T-fitting is not the best for accurate readings...
Any help is appreciated

Paul

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Martinna
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Leave the stock sensor in the factory location. Drill a new hole for the autometer sensor into a coolant passage and tap it. NTP taps don't cost much. The new hole location should be thick enough to support four or five threads. Use white liquid teflon sealant on the threads.
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Right, I guess I should have done that before I already put the lower intake on....I might have to figure a way to use the coolant tube fitting area and move the sensor off the t-stat housing back

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Can you add a T fitting with a NTP bung for the sensor in line with one of the coolant hoses you cut?

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Sensor goes on the top. Two NTP to barb converters go on the sides to fit into the hose.

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Lol yeah I could do that to one of the heater hoses.....

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1989 Saleen #420 408 w/BOOST!
2009 M5
2000 Yamaha R1

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