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No replacement Temp sensors anywhere, even Lotus !

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Ok guys thanks for the parts ... got two secondhand ones on loan.... trouble is I cant see the bloomin thing on the car anywhere. Can see the air temp one on the chargecooler (grey cap) but even after trying to follow wires everywhere I cant see the water one (black cap). Is it hidden under something so its difficult to spot ?

Next problem is that it now it wont start even from cold, but suspect that this is because plugs were black and soaked in fuel after running too rich for too long. So dont want to put new plugs in until have got sensor in.

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In the water jacket between #3 and #4 intake ports under the throttle body. See the red arrow.

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1995 S4s

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In the water jacket between #3 and #4 intake ports under the throttle body. See the red arrow.

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Brilliant - thank you !! Had to take my laptop outside though as I couldnt see it... then I saw you had changed pic and so I can "feel" it but cant see it as it is right under the throttle bodies :-((

Think its going to be a garage job ...

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Paul,

How can you be sure its the coolant-sensor ?

Have you hooked up Freescan or a Tech-1 and checked all the sensor readings ?

Cheers

Marcus

Hi Marcus,

Having seen how tricky it is to change it. I'm presuming the throttle bodies have to come off ? I'm now not so sure I want to go to all the expense of changing it for one of the 2nd hand ones so kindly lent me only to find as you point out thats not the problem.

I can see I buy Freescan + cables for

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Paul. You should not have to remove anything except the wire, its a bit retrictive for space, but the job of replacement is otherwise straight forward. All you need is a 17mm spanner mate.


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I can see I buy Freescan + cables for

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Same cables, LEF has found a cheaper supplier though :)

Oh, on the subject of this part...

http://paceperformance.com/index.asp?PageA...mp;ProdID=45810

$19! Job done!

The GM part number is 15326386.


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Nearly as cheap as RockAuto....... less than $12.

Someone on LEC has just fitted an Intermotor one (part number 55511) from their local Factors for


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That one I posted is the original part, it was a GM part as thought.


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Hi again ... and thanks for the two latest posts.

Can confirm that my local garage has just fitted one of the second hand CTS's and reported that it runs like a dream again :lol: Old one was completely US

I also just checked the Intermotor site and it confirms that the Intermotor 55511 is a direct replacement for the GM 15326386... which is the part that BIBS posted a link to, so got to be worth a punt.... :lol: . Bennetts motor factors sell them for

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