CLT placement

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Re: CLT placement

Post by WickedWagens » Sat May 22, 2010 2:54 am

I put mine in the head between cylinders 3 & 4. There is a perfect little spot for it. No personal data yet, but others have had good luck with it there.
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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sat May 22, 2010 9:20 am

I like that idea too...how is it held there?

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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sat May 22, 2010 10:08 am

MarioVelotta wrote:ok
lol you don't sound convinced. Idealy I would put the stock thermostat on..I should make an oil temp gauge part of the "updrage". I hate that I do so many short drives, same with my Volvo, it hardly ever gets fully warmed up to and from work, so somtimes I have to go romp on it on the freeway :twisted:

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Re: CLT placement

Post by WickedWagens » Sat May 22, 2010 12:14 pm

1955cc66bug wrote:I like that idea too...how is it held there?
It is a square hole but the correct size to tap for 3/8" pipe. I just ran the tap up there, then threaded the sensor in.

This idea came from MinamiKotaro

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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sat May 22, 2010 12:56 pm

panel wrote:
1955cc66bug wrote:NICE! Thanks Panel. I'm still thinking valve cover.
I think I might go back also.
Why is that? Did you have problems with it mounted under the head? That seems like the easiest way to do it..no welding ect. LOL I keep going back and forth. :)

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Re: CLT placement

Post by WickedWagens » Sat May 22, 2010 1:08 pm

I think there might be a difference between mounted under the head and mounted in the head. I have seen others make a bracket that just holds the temp sensor in the air stream under the head and they said that on long freeway drives and such it was cooling off to much. Minami stated that his went up to 300 or so and stayed there once it was warmed up.

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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sat May 22, 2010 1:11 pm

WickedWagens wrote:I think there might be a difference between mounted under the head and mounted in the head. I have seen others make a bracket that just holds the temp sensor in the air stream under the head and they said that on long freeway drives and such it was cooling off to much. Minami stated that his went up to 300 or so and stayed there once it was warmed up.

Yeah I read that too. Maybe since the sensor is actually touching the head it gets heat soak. This may be where I put it first since it's just too damn easy not to LOL

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Post by panel » Sat May 22, 2010 1:42 pm

1955cc66bug wrote:
panel wrote:
1955cc66bug wrote:NICE! Thanks Panel. I'm still thinking valve cover.
I think I might go back also.
Why is that? Did you have problems with it mounted under the head? That seems like the easiest way to do it..no welding ect. LOL I keep going back and forth. :)
I had mine in the 1/2 valve cover in the top but Mario was saying that it might not get enough oil temp there. Probably little oil splash on the top also. he had suggested that I put it in the 3/4 side if I wanted it in the oil. Mines kinda like this right now but I think I've mounted the sensor facing up now.

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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sun May 23, 2010 7:29 pm

Alright, I made a decision lol...I put it IN the head! haha I know, it's a little permanant, but these heads aren't going anywhere, and I can plug it if need be. Pics...

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Re: CLT placement

Post by MarioVelotta » Sun May 23, 2010 9:38 pm

I think that is a great solution! You will get the heat soak plus on a normal drive that should have oil over it. Now just make sure you won't melt wires on your header :)
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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sun May 23, 2010 10:20 pm

Thanks Mario! I will figure a way to keep the wires tied up.

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Re: CLT placement

Post by MarioVelotta » Sun May 23, 2010 11:06 pm

You could get some DEI heat shielding. It's usually available at your FLAPS. And use it on any wiring around your header or hot spots.
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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Sun May 23, 2010 11:13 pm

Cool...I'll get some...I'm racking up those rewards points at autozone :)

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Re: CLT placement

Post by miniman82 » Mon May 24, 2010 12:41 am

Same exact place I put mine, it works out pretty well. 8)
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Re: CLT placement

Post by 1955cc66bug » Mon May 24, 2010 8:19 am

Good to hear! I think it will work out great too. Sucks drilling into a head, but oh well...it's all in the name of smooooth running eh? LOL :) It was also fun buying a 9/16 drill bit only to find out it's for a 1/2" drill...then coming up with a concoction to get it to work with my 3/8 drill...lol Only thing sacrificed was my 1/4" extension :)

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