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Old 06-28-2008, 05:34 PM
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'68 Ford 302 Temp Sensor?

My temp gauge was working fine then stopped. I grounded the sensor wire to the engine and it pegged at the high, which I believe is correct to test the gauge is working fine.

I assume this means the temp sensor is bad, but thought I'd ask before I make a trip to the parts store.
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Old 06-28-2008, 06:18 PM
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yes that is a bad sensor
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Old 06-28-2008, 07:00 PM
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Thanks, I'll add it to my list.
I replaced my thermostat some time ago with the OE 195 degree. I was thinking of swapping the thermostat to a cooler one to drop the temperature in the engine compartment. Is there any reason I shouldn't swap it for a 160 or 180 degree. The radiator keeps up fine but I've been adjusting the carb and it gets awfully hot under the hood.
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Old 06-28-2008, 08:02 PM
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Won't really change anything under the hood. The temp on the T-stat is only the temp when the stat opens-to get things cooler you really need a larger radiator and possibly a larger volume pump.
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