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Radiator Temp Switch Alternative (97°C)

Harriminator Mar 19, 2019

  1. Harriminator

    Harriminator Senior Member

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    CAUTION: This is NOT plug'n'play, you need a drill press and have to lower, drill out and cut thread so you need the right tools and the skill to do that job; if you're uncertain you better ask for help or let it like it is.
    Concerning the switch I can only speak for what I've found on the German market, but the link @ the bottom shows where I got it from and you may get it there or have other sources for a similar component.


    1. Drilling out for M14 (Ø 12,5 mm):
    rad_drill.jpg

    2. Thread cutting M14x1.5:
    rad_cut.jpg

    3. Ready for switch:
    rad_thread.jpg
    The alu chips fallen in from drilling I got out with a small plastic hose taped on the snorkle of a vac, afterwards I flushed the rad thoroughly.


    4. New switch (#126.246) with washer (same as for oil drain plugs):
    switch_new.jpg


    5. Built-in:
    rad_ready.jpg

    6. Shrinking tube to prevent premature corrosion on contact surface:
    rad_final.jpg

    http://www.ezt-autoteile.de/VDO-Sen...aturschalter-M14x15-Kontakt-=-97C::32860.html
     
  2. markus56

    markus56 ZL-OA Co-owner Staff Member Administrator Super Moderator Supporting Member

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    I thought that lower radiator switch was the only one still available through the dealer? Have they ran out?
     
  3. Harriminator

    Harriminator Senior Member

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    Don't know, but I'm fed up w/ this soldered Jap. cr*p dying whenever you not expect it...
     
  4. Harriminator

    Harriminator Senior Member

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    ...and the price is 1/2 Kawa: 38,20€ ~ US$43,36 (and it's brand new, not NOS 198x...):laughing7:
     
  5. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Active Member

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    Tried your link it now says product not found!
     
  6. Harriminator

    Harriminator Senior Member

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    Link works for me; maybe you have to go step-by-step: 1st = start side www.ezt-autoteile.de ; 2nd = left column click on 'VDO Sensoren/Zubehör' ; 3rd = now you can see a pic in the 2nd row named 'VDO Temperaturschalter' ; 4th = you see 6 pics, in the upper middle '...M14x1,5' ; 5th = last pic '....97°C 41,10 EUR'.

    Hope it helps...
     
  7. Trojan441

    Trojan441 Active Member

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    Cheers will try again!
     

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