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ECT Motorcraft or generic?
ianbfromct Offline
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#1
I was just thinking about changing my ECT just for kicks since im sure its stock or quite old. I had an issue with my fan didnt wanna kick in till it was almost too late. My local auto parts store has every brand except Motorcraft. I found this part number for Motorcraft

Ford Part Number?: MIDY681
Ford Parts

And the generic ones are these guys
Advanced Auto parts

Should I attempt to find the Motorcraft over the generics?
88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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Not B Anymore Offline
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#2
I've been using a BWD ECT for quite a while without issue. That's one part where I, personally, think aftermarket is fine.
Brian Leavitt
'86 TC 5-Speed -- MS2x w/COP | 83 lb. injectors | T3/T4 50 Trim Stage 3 .63AR | Full 3" Exhaust - No Cat | Motorsport FMIC | Ranger Roller | Ported E6 | Walbro 255HP | Kirban | 20psi | 120-amp 3G | 8.8" 3.55 rear | '03 Cobra Wheels
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Pete D Offline
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#3
I had "perceived" problems with one of the NAPA ECTs years ago. I returned it and got the Ford Part.
The ECT influences timing, A/F and EGR as well as providing data for the fan control. This is one of the sensors where I feel more comfortable using OEM.
Pete Dunham


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ianbfromct Offline
Senior Member
#4
Hey Pete do you happen to have the Ford part number by any chance I couldn't find it today.
88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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Pete D Offline
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#5
Here is a number from a post in the Part # forum
ENGINE COOLANT TEMP SENSOR (ECT) F2AZ-12A648-A YES (for 87s)

From this post:
http://natomessageboard.com/ubbthreads.p...Post224207
Pete Dunham


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ianbfromct Offline
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#6
Thanks so much Pete is there any difference between the 87 And the 88?
88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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Pete D Offline
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#7
I don't know but I would guess not.
Pete Dunham


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Jeff K Offline
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#8
All EEC IV ECT's are electrically identical.
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.
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ianbfromct Offline
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#9
Thanks guys scored a Motorcraft sensor for $17.50 shipped. I dont know for a fact I need one but I had some extra money burning a hole in my pocket you know.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vie...0874877182
88 5 speed TC
-3" DP,lowered, 255 Walbro, Gillis valve, Cobra R's, bondo/rust, Stinger's PIMP Ecu
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