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Old 04-15-2016, 08:42 PM
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Karl - I am not sure it is that easy. The washer would have to be a special with a recess or the electrical connection would not protrude out the top of the cap enough.

OD under the lip is 19mm.
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Old 04-15-2016, 08:50 PM
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That 'replacement' is an outright misrepresentation. The only correct claim is that it's a level sensor .. the rest is BS.

I'll bet there are many others out there that are similar, and probably some that are a closer fit and function.
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Old 04-15-2016, 09:25 PM
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Is the washer for the original sensor is still available?

I'm changing the expansion tank and this would be a good time to change this washer.
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Old 04-16-2016, 11:51 AM
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The sealing washer has never been available as a separate parts as far as I know.
However I have used the washer for the windshield washer fluid tank level sensor with success.
It is 928 628 737 00 but comes as a flat disc and you have to cut out the hole in the middle - go figure!!!
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:21 PM
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Thanks Roger.

I'll look if I could get something close...
Or use the old one.
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Old 04-16-2016, 07:39 PM
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Why don't we simply make a plastic adapter ring that fits the new sender and the top of the tank? It could actually be made out of the top ring of the original failed sender; or out of some new plastic round bar stock.
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Old 04-17-2016, 02:07 AM
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Originally Posted by Jerry Feather View Post
Why don't we simply make a plastic adapter ring that fits the new sender and the top of the tank? It could actually be made out of the top ring of the original failed sender; or out of some new plastic round bar stock.
Yes Please!
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Old 04-17-2016, 12:07 PM
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OK, I will do it. I'll order one of these replacements shortly. Then I have a couple of questions, because I haven't even yet looked at any of them on my cars.

Why are there two male wire connectors on the replacement and only one on the factory one shown? Are there actually two sets of threads in the original cap? It looks like large female threads to put the cap on the neck of the coolant tank, but also some male threads kind of recessed on the top of the cap.

What about the two little "hook-like" clips at the top (or is that the bottom) of the replacement? What are they for?

Guy says it worked great a couple of years ago--so, what's up with that?

What's the difference between the $18 one and the $20 one in the link?

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Originally Posted by Jerry Feather View Post
OK, I will do it. I'll order one of these replacements shortly. Then I have a couple of questions, because I haven't even yet looked at any of them on my cars.

Why are there two male wire connectors on the replacement and only one on the factory one shown? Are there actually two sets of threads in the original cap? It looks like large female threads to put the cap on the neck of the coolant tank, but also some male threads kind of recessed on the top of the cap.

What about the two little "hook-like" clips at the top (or is that the bottom) of the replacement? What are they for?

Guy says it worked great a couple of years ago--so, what's up with that?

What's the difference between the $18 one and the $20 one in the link?
It's broken.
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Originally Posted by SeanR View Post
It's broken.
Check! That's one answered. Thanks Sean.
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Jerry

Pm me your address and ill send you the one i purchased.
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Do you happen to notice it in my avatar? And thanks.
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Originally Posted by Jerry Feather View Post
Do you happen to notice it in my avatar? And thanks.
I always view Renn from my phone with the Garage Talk app, which doesn't show it. I brought it up on my browser and i see it now.

Ill get it out Asap.
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OK, Mj. The Coolant tank is still in the 928 tub that I am going to start the Radical Custom work on so I'll take it out and remove the sensor/sender and then I'll better know what we have to work with.
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Jerry

The sensor has shipped, should be there in a couple days.

Thx
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