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Old 07-21-2021, 02:14 PM   #15
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Pull the elbow off and install one of these. https://www.amazon.com/Bulkhead-Conn...dp/B08BHYM5PS/ Couple whacks with a 5lb hammer will help create a flat spot if necessary.
At the bottom of the elbow, it's the thermostat, obviously I can't do anything about it. But I do like the bulkhead connector in the link, I might be able to use it. .
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If youíre no longer using the original Sauer-Danfoss controller, why not remove the coolant sensor used for it and replace it with the sensor you listed. Itís downstream from the elbow behind the coolant reservoir.

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Option #2 probably won't work, the sender likely has pipe thread and the nut will have SAE thread. They make bungs for what you want to do, a thick steel disk with pipe thread.
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If youíre no longer using the original Sauer-Danfoss controller, why not remove the coolant sensor used for it and replace it with the sensor you listed. Itís downstream from the elbow behind the coolant reservoir.

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Bill, I wasn't sure what the sensor is being used for... Initially I thought it might feed ECU or dash. Now I think it again, it might be for SD. I will take it out and see if engine runs.
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Option #2 probably won't work, the sender likely has pipe thread and the nut will have SAE thread. They make bungs for what you want to do, a thick steel disk with pipe thread.
Yep, the switch is 1/2" pipe thread, will check big box stores or online, at least the one Fffrank suggested (see post #10) will work.
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Saur Danfoss Option

CountryFit, An added benefit that you will really like is the improved fuel economy. My fuel economy improved .6 mpg, from 6.4 to a solid 7 mpg over 20k miles. Good luck with your installation.
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CountryFit, An added benefit that you will really like is the improved fuel economy. My fuel economy improved .6 mpg, from 6.4 to a solid 7 mpg over 20k miles. Good luck with your installation.
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Hi Ron, excited to hear that you got improved fuel economy because of the mod. That adds one more reason to the benefit list!

I tested it on my unit and no drama it worked! Ordered parts which should arrive in a few days. Can't wait...

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Yep, the switch is 1/2" pipe thread, will check big box stores or online, at least the one Fffrank suggested (see post #10) will work.
I think you would be better off buying a chunk of stainless steel, maybe some 1/2" thick bar stock, cutoff an appropriate length, drill/tap it with 1/2" NPT threads, and then weld it on.

(Actually, figure out the length/dimensions, then drill & tap the larger piece of bar stock, then cutoff. If I had access to the various required tools, that is how I would fabricate it. )

If you can utilize a different existing hole as suggested by TR4, you may already have your problem solved.
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There are weld-on thread adapters (as Greg suggested) online, like this
https://www.ebay.com/itm/20049373102...1df6%7Ciid%3A1. I should be able to get this done soon.
Thank you all who responded. Love this board!
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You can get an adjustable surface mounted fan controller for $20 off eBay. Stick it between the radiator fins, set to turn on at whatever temp you want...

Takes 5 minutes, zero skill, 100% reversible.
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I have used hundreds of these strap on ones.
We use them to tell the fan coil to run.
Problem is they are 120V. Not sure if you can find anything like it in 12v

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Thanks bpu699 and mike. New stuff I'll take a look.
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Thermo Switch location

CountryFit, I had a plug on the top of my thermostat housing, pic attached, which I removed allowing me to mount my thermo switch right in the housing that holds my engine thermostats.
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Ron, your engine looks like a CAT, your thermostat housing looks different than my Cummins ISC 350's. Mine is just an elbow .
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