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Mystery of the ECT Sensor - VS 5.0 Caprice

Kerbstomp

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Hey all,

I'm in Perth and am having some major issues sourcing an ECT Sensor for my caprice... Been to all the usual outlets (Repco, Coventrys, Auto1, Veale) and the sensor they all get off their systems is completely different to the ECT sensor which is on my car.. It's a 97 VS Series II and everything about the sensor (thread size, pin configuration, connector type, nose etc) is completely different to the one they're telling me I should be getting.. Now it's the original motor, I know the guy who owned the car for 10 years before me.. Anyone know somewhere in Perth that may be able to help identify the sensor from my car?? :hmmm:

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Whats the ect sensor, where is it, whats wrong with yours?? pretty sure i dont have one. Do you have the 195 motor maybe that has a few extra bits?
 

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ECT would be the Engine Coolant Temperature sensor.The workshop manual says the V8 engine has them both located on the front of the inlet manifold.Theres 2 sensors next to eachother there,ones for the temp gauge,it uses a single wire,the other multi wired one if for the ECU.
 

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I would go with a genuine part.

Holden prices are quite reasonable (sometimes cheaper than aftermarket) compared to other makes. *Subaru anyone??*

Sounds to me like they are trying to sell you the sender for the gague not the sensor for the engines computer.
 

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ahh, yes. as above then.^^^^^^^^^^
 

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Yeah cheers all, was indeed as you say, it was the sender they kept trying to palm off.... Went direct to Holden and they knew what I was after straight away AND it was about a 1/4 of the cost...
 
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