Leaking T3 Temperature Sensor

Discussion in 'T3 & T4 Tech Help Clinic' started by Barry, Jan 14, 2018.

  1. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I have had a minor leak / drip from my T3 for a couple of weeks.

    Believe I have finally tracked it down to a leaking temperature sensor

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    I "believe" i need a new sensor and seal

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    So........................dumb question #2,688 - can't really see where the seal goes.
    I can only assume it slides over the stainless bit?

    I was just more expecting to see an "o-ring" with a section where it seats in the in the sensor

    Thanks
     
  2. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    As I dont have a spare - I cant take it out and have a "look see" and go ".........ahhh........that's how it goes together"
     
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  3. t3 Ed

    t3 Ed Member

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    As you said, slides over the stainless bit and sits snugly inside the hole , held in place by a clip.
     
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  4. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    As T3 Ed says.
     
  5. KahunaKombi

    KahunaKombi Super Moderator Staff Member

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    Had that issue with the T3 SC ...... replaced the "O" ring(s) and all good ..... you'll lose a bit of coolant in the process of replacing it ...... for a strange reason I think there are 2 sensors that are in that housing :rolleyes: but may be thinking of something else as it was a few years back when I had to do it.

    Sensor should be fine but if out and doubts then just do it also :cool:
     
  6. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    I got a new sensor as well
    Spoke to Kai and the pic i posted was the wrong one (great service JK ;) )

    Whatever - parts are on the way

    Was worried that I had a head lead so happy it is an easy fix
     
  7. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    OK......good and bad news I suppose.

    parts turned up but I ordered the wrong one :(
    Got another Temp 2 sensor by mistake

    Whatever - there was no rubber ring on the old one when I took it out.
    "Think I found the problem" me thinks
    So replaced the O ring and the cir clip.......................SERIOUSLY!!

    Those plastic cir-clips are COMPLETE RUBBISH

    No matter how many times I put it on it just flipped, flopped and flapped.
    Thought it was in - give the wires a tug and out it comes - with a half litre of coolant over me for good measure

    Luckily I hadnt thrown the old one out yet - the STEEL one.

    Whatever.................NOW is all good in T3 land
     
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  8. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Plastic circlip? That sounds like quality.
     
  9. Barry

    Barry Well-Known Member

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    very disappointing piece of kit

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  10. syncro

    syncro Well-Known Member

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    Don't you get those clips when you buy a collared shirts?o_O
     
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  11. Luckyphil

    Luckyphil Well-Known Member

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    Lets not bring race into this :)
     

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