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Coolant Fan Switch by 87blackGT
Started on: 12-11-2007 04:13 PM
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Last post by: JazzMan on 12-11-2007 06:08 PM
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Report this Post12-11-2007 04:13 PM Click Here to See the Profile for 87blackGTClick Here to Email 87blackGTSend a Private Message to 87blackGTDirect Link to This Post
Are the threads on the coolant switch supposed to be "lubed' with anything before they are installed?
I found some coolant sitting up around the fan switch. When I removed the switch, the threads are pretty clean and I can't remember if they were that way when I installed it awhile ago.

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Report this Post12-11-2007 04:21 PM Click Here to See the Profile for MordacPClick Here to Email MordacPSend a Private Message to MordacPDirect Link to This Post
Nothing is supposed to leak. So if it leaks, i suggest putting some teflon tape around the threads. it can stand heat, because i have some around my coolant temp sensor, oil drain plug, and it's doing fine in both places.
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Report this Post12-11-2007 04:29 PM Click Here to See the Profile for jetmanClick Here to visit jetman's HomePageClick Here to Email jetmanSend a Private Message to jetmanDirect Link to This Post
That is pipe thread, gets tighter as you turn it in, perhaps you could give an extra 1/4 turn. The sender needs to ground out to the engine, yes you can use a little tape or liquid sealant but don't go crazy, it has to ground itself.
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Report this Post12-11-2007 05:33 PM Click Here to See the Profile for josef644Click Here to Email josef644Send a Private Message to josef644Direct Link to This Post
I use the Permatex stuff in the white plastic bottle with the little brush in the lid. That switch closes and furnishes a ground for the fan to come on. I dont want any teflon on that swiitch.
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Report this Post12-11-2007 06:08 PM Click Here to See the Profile for JazzManClick Here to Email JazzManSend a Private Message to JazzManDirect Link to This Post
The sharp metal threads have no problem making electrical contact whatever you use to seal the threads. I prefer to use teflon tape because it's easy to apply, but teflon-based pipe dope works just as well.

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