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Old 05-04-2011, 01:34 AM   #41
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I thought I posted here. Using djp0623's hose. Might have to add an inline t-stat this summer.

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The more I think about it the more I want to switch to the hose (and most likely will). Less failure points. If you still want to go the tubing and elbow route I can send you a length of pipe to make yours with seeing how I still have like 5' of the ****.
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What're you guys using on the back of the head?
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Kia Sephia t-stat housing from the junkyard.
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I use the front 1.8L housing flipped and a spacer.

The kia housing doesn't allow me to user the stock coolant temp sensor location and I have COPs so there are no coils in the way.
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So that's it, just the Kia water neck? No sorcery with the heater hoses, etc?
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The more I think about it the more I want to switch to the hose (and most likely will). Less failure points. If you still want to go the tubing and elbow route I can send you a length of pipe to make yours with seeing how I still have like 5' of the ****.
Well, I have the M-Tuned reroute. My problem is that my Ron Davis radiator has a long inlet for the upper hose and I only have about an inch between that and the charge pipe at the throttle body.

I picked these up last night. The 7" hose with the 2 90* bends perfectly goes around the charge pipe but I have to connect the two hoses. The pipe is a 6" pipe from the plumbing section at Lowe's and is threaded on each end.

The end that will go into the M-Tuned hose should go in far enough that it shouldn't pose a problem with a couple of clamps on it. What I need to figure out how to do is flare or bead the other end (preferably both ends, really) without access to a welder. I'm thinking that the threaded portions might provide enough grip to keep the whole thing from leaking or coming apart, but I'd really like some sort of flare or bead for peace of mind.

Ultimately I may end up buying a Blox or Mishimoto inline coolant temp sender piece to join the hoses.

http://www.advancespeedshop.com/blox...k-p-10645.html

It looks more secure and probably a little nicer. I could even throw a temp sensor in there for the MegaSquirt - though it won't see any cold water ever - or just plug it.
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Old 05-04-2011, 10:18 AM   #48
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So that's it, just the Kia water neck? No sorcery with the heater hoses, etc?
You need to put a 1/2" fitting into the spacer for the heater hose. You also have to cut a lip into the spacer so the tstat has a place to sit.

I used a 1.6 upper water neck for mine. I put a plug in the fitting on the top and cut the fitting down as much as I could to get clearance between the reroute and firewall. I then put the temperature sensor into the spacer and was able to use the setup with standard 1.6 coils mounted onto a 1.8 via the fm adapter.
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So that's it, just the Kia water neck? No sorcery with the heater hoses, etc?
The Kia waterneck (part # 0K24715172A) and used a fitting in the spacer to retain the heater core hose, the spacer also had a threaded port drilled for the temp sensor.




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You have a fan switch with the MS? Newb. And what's the lower barb for?

I also used the 1.6 housing. Milled down and welded the fan switch hole. Roughly ~.3" clearance to the firewall.
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You have a fan switch with the MS? Newb. And what's the lower barb for?
noob, that's the oem coolant sensor. then a secondary coolant sensor for his gauge.


pretty sure I had him remove the lower barb, he was going to use that for the heater core return. Bu ti had him return back to in front of the water pump.
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...or you can put the heater hose/temp. sensor housing on the front of the motor and extend the temp sensor/heater hose to the front and not need the spacer on the back.
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You have a fan switch with the MS? Newb. And what's the lower barb for?

I also used the 1.6 housing. Milled down and welded the fan switch hole. Roughly ~.3" clearance to the firewall.
I will do some more explaining on this picture. It is a Begi spacer, I have 3 coolant temp sensors in it. One sensor for MS, one sensor for stock coolant temp gauge, one sensor for digital coolant gauge. The lower barb was just put in for test fitting, it is no longer there. The one barb that is left goes to my front lower radiator hose.
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Your MS uses your oem sensor. come on silly.
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Your MS uses your oem sensor. come on silly.
Did I say otherwise? Stock there are 2 coolant temp sensors. I simply added a third one for my digital gauge.
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what?! no way.


look at the pic I took before we put it in. 2 senders. 1 oem, one for gauge.
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Did I say otherwise? Stock there are 2 coolant temp sensors. I simply added a third one for my digital gauge.
Are you referring to the two wire sensor for ms and the one wire sensor for the cluster? If not are you thinking of the sensor that was on the front of the engine? If so that one was originally a fan control that ms doesn't need.
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Are you referring to the two wire sensor for ms and the one wire sensor for the cluster? If not are you thinking of the sensor that was on the front of the engine? If so that one was originally a fan control that ms doesn't need.
I have at the back of my engine 3 coolant temp sensors. 1 is the OEM sensor that is 2 wire and goes to the stock ecu/MS. The second one is a single little prong that goes to the coolant gauge in my gauge cluster, I believe this is actually in my head, not in the space. Then my third sensor goes to my VEI oil/coolant temp gauge.
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he has a 94. there was no front switch. he's talking about the sensor for the gauge cluster...but that's on the head, not the spacer.
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