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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 02-23-2010, 10:57 PM Thread Starter
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coolant temp sensor

Im in the process of doing an electric cooling fan setup on my 06 6.0. What is the ideal operating temp for these trucks and where would I put the new sensor for the fans? Ill be running duel spal 16 inch fans with a programmable controller. The reason im going with electric fans is cause of the rules for the pro mod pulling class up here, no engine driven fans allowed.
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Re: coolant temp sensor

ideal is 180-190 you could drill and tap the radiator if ya wanted about the easiest place IMO


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Would you have the fans come on at 190 then off at 180? I have always heard that the head is the best place for the sensor but im thinking that would be a bit difficult
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Re: coolant temp sensor

I put the sender for my coolant temp gauge in a port in the side of the block, could this be a good place for the OP to mount the sensor for the fans? It's easier than drilling and taping, you just need a metric to 1/8th NPT adapter (assuming the new sensor is 1/8 NPT).

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I put the sender for my coolant temp gauge in a port in the side of the block, could this be a good place for the OP to mount the sensor for the fans? It's easier than drilling and taping, you just need a metric to 1/8th NPT adapter (assuming the new sensor is 1/8 NPT).
You beat me to it, I was just going to ask that as I just read a thread about that topic that was posted awhile back
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Re: coolant temp sensor

A great place to drill and tap is in the cap on the oil cooler coolant outlet.



The thermostat starts to open at 190. Its full open around 220.

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A great place to drill and tap is in the cap on the oil cooler coolant outlet.



The thermostat starts to open at 190. Its full open around 220.
yep, George got that idea from us..its a good location, mine works great.


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Re: coolant temp sensor

I'm using the extra ports on the coolant filter housing. I've had it there for a little over the year and seems pretty consistent.

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Re: coolant temp sensor

Thanks for all the input guys, ill be running the sensor in the oil cooler coolant outlet, looks like a pretty good place for it
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yep, George got that idea from us..its a good location, mine works great.

AdaM THAT is where your temp sensor for your gauge is correct....Is it as easy as just unbolting drill/tap and reinstalling?? I am running autometer's
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