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post #1 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2002, 09:15 AM
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Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

Hey all,

Where is the best place to put a temp gauge sensor on the block? I currently have it located near the 1st spark plug on the driver side right next to the header.

Ever since putting this motor in my jeep its been running "hot" and I am starting to wonder if its cause of the heat from the header. Any suggestions? comments?

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post #2 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2002, 09:30 AM
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Re: Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

My temp sensor is in the same location as yours. I adapted an after market gauge and so it sticks straight up between the header tubes. I don't think the headers heat up the gauge much. I used the Jeep at Moab last week doing a lot of crawling and the temp sender never gave me cause for concern. I'll bet it's okay where it is. You may have a over heating though. Hope this helps
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Re: Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

Thats what I was thinking. I am going to be changing to a different electric fan and hopefully making some type of shroud soon. Thanks.
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Re: Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

How bout putting the sensor in the water neck.
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post #5 of (permalink) Old 04-10-2002, 11:41 AM
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Re: Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

I assume I would have to get a different water neck though. How about right on top of the intake manifold? Not a good idea?
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Re: Temp Gauge question. Chevy 305

The AMC V8's and the buick 350 are in the intake. I believe the small block mopars are too.
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