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Jeff K Offline
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#51
One thing I have found with the temp gauge sender by the oil filter...... The electrical connection is a "push on" type used by Ford for temp gauge and oil pressure senders since at least the 1960s (probably to ease assembly on the production line). The push on connector looses tension with the "screw thread" output stud of the sender and increases the resistance of the connection causing the temp gauge to read low. Tried several things over the years to improve the connection with so so results (as noted, that thing is HARD to access!!). My (hopefully) final solution was to put a zip tie around the push on connector to keep the split barrel connection tighter and then jam some stranded copper wire (18 AWG or so) inside the barrel connector so it was very hard to push on the sensor. Seems to have worked for the last year or so (fingers crossed!)
Jeff Korn

88 Turbo Coupe: Intake and exhaust mods, T3 turbo at 24 psi, forced air IC, water injection, BPV, Ranger cam, subframes, etc., etc.
86 Tbird 5.0 (original owner): intake, exhaust, valvetrain mods, 100 HP N2O, ignition, gears, suspension, etc., etc.
05 Taurus SEL Duratec daily driver
04 Taurus Duratec (wifes car)
02 Pontiac Grand Prix GT
95 Taurus GL Vulcan winter beater
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anasazi4st Offline
Senior Member
#52
(Yesterday, 11:40 PM)Rob H Wrote: Alright, I've got the Standard Motor TS58 as well as their FJ20 injectors sitting in my cart. I don't see a Motorcraft thermostat. If I can't get a Motorcraft through Ford should I get a Stant OE from Rock Auto( https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php...=13&jsn=13) , or something else? The Stant says it comes with the seal, not sure the type. As for the permanent gasket, I'm not sure but I think I see Stant has one ( https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php...3&jsn=5503 )listed for .21 cents CDN which I guess in US would be free probably?

Also, anyone know what happened to the options for messages? I dont see anyway to embed links or pics, bold, colour etc.

Yeah I saw that as well (missing options). Andrew might know what’s going on; is BJL still the Administrator here? (I might have that wrong.)
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1987 Turbo Coupe w/T5OD, 8.8 axle, grey smoke; most options. Got it in 1991 with 41K miles: 3 turbos, 2 heater cores, 1 T5OD full rebuild, 5 clutches, 1 head gasket, 2 Teves II ABS units, etc. later....
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Mikey97D Offline
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#53
(Yesterday, 11:40 PM)Rob H Wrote: Alright, I've got the Standard Motor TS58 as well as their FJ20 injectors sitting in my cart. I don't see a Motorcraft thermostat. If I can't get a Motorcraft through Ford should I get a Stant OE from Rock Auto( https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php...=13&jsn=13) , or something else? The Stant says it comes with the seal, not sure the type. As for the permanent gasket, I'm not sure but I think I see Stant has one ( https://www.rockauto.com/en/moreinfo.php...3&jsn=5503 )listed for .21 cents CDN which I guess in US would be free probably?

Also, anyone know what happened to the options for messages? I dont see anyway to embed links or pics, bold, colour etc.

The Stant 45820 SuperStat 192 Degrees Fahrenheit Thermostat did not have a gasket or seal in the box even though it listed it in the description. Whether it was just missing out of the packaging I am not sure. I had a paper gasket that I used instead. Never knew there was another seal option that anasazi4st mentioned.
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