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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-13-2018, 01:14 AM Thread Starter
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What part of the manifold is the best place to screw in the probe?
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What part of the manifold is the best place to screw in the probe?
I assume you're referring to a coolant temperature gauge?

I chose to put mine into the passenger's side cylinder head, where the OEM sender for the cluster gauge was.

I then bought an F-Body sending unit and replaced the OEM sender in the water pump with this one. I connected the third conductor to the wire that was used for OEM dash gauge.

This allowed me to keep the dashboard gauge functional, and add the aftermarket gauge.

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There's a port on driver's side. Since cylinder heads are the same,other is simply facing the opposite direction.

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There's a port on driver's side. Since cylinder heads are the same,other is simply facing the opposite direction.
True, when I installed mine, I didn't have all of my 1/2" drive tools, so I didn't have the right tools to remove the plug from the cylinder head. I knew I could get the sending unit out without a problem.

Another thing to consider is if you'll have access/clearance to avoid the exhaust manifolds or headers you have installed.

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I use a scan gauge II .. plug it in the OBDII port on my 96 IMPALA ..



also tranny temps an other data...
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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 08-14-2018, 01:08 AM Thread Starter
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So i just unscrew the temp sensor and screw in the probe and im good to go?
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So i just unscrew the temp sensor and screw in the probe and im good to go?
yes but that will eliminate the stock dash temp gauge function

.or you could just unscrew the plug on the DS head and put the aftermarket temp sensor in that hole and have both gauges function

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