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Offline nlorntson

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Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« on: 24 February 2013, 02:32 »
I have a early 1969 AS transmission (built October 1968) that has the two sensors in the bell housing right side.  I think those are the lower and upper range temperature sensors right?  One is broken off :(

What are my options to replace it?

I've not found any for sale at places like evwparts.com  or theSamba

Does anyone have one for sale?

Thanks much!

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #1 on: 27 February 2013, 14:13 »
Hi
well they stopped using the two ATF sensors around 1971 from memory..
so, only one is now used..  the one for drive 2.  They found the drive 1 temperature
never went so high.. so stopped using it, so only one sensor used.
I'm sure if |You asked someone. they would have a spare one..
best wishes

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #2 on: 23 March 2013, 20:25 »
I got what I need.  Thanks everyone for the leads! 

I now have a pair of spares too so if anyone needs either the 125 degree or the 140 degree one let me know.

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #3 on: 25 March 2013, 12:58 »
Great news..
every early gearbox had them..
so there should be spares of them about [used naturally]

cheers

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #4 on: 11 June 2021, 15:02 »
Hi,
Can I jump on the back of this old thread as one of you guys might have the info I need (to help someone else out :)

overheat warning-light switches

Whats the thread sizes (e.g. M14 x 1•5 mm)
Switch activation temperatures (is 125 and 140 degrees correct? )
Electrical-terminal type (e.g. 6•3 mm spade-terminal, 4 or 5 mm threaded stud, etc)
if you have got it the VW part number or manufacturer’s part number

Thank you in advance,
Kevin

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #5 on: 12 June 2021, 07:31 »
14mm thread  18 TPI using a thread gauge.. Coarse thread  .. they both have 3 spade terminals  6.3mm so they can be connected to 3 individual wires as the plugs would be virtually impossible to find these days...
125C degrees [257F]   and 140C degrees [284F degrees] 

temp switch 2 is connected to the lamp in the speedo in drive range 1..
when the temperature in drive range 2 equals 257F [125C] the warning lamp comes on.. the driver MUST then select range ONE
it was found that the temperature in DRIVE ONE does not normally ever get to 284F , so that switch was deleted a few years later.
there are special plugs that plug onto the temperature sender that will be hard to find nowadays...
I have never actually connected My switches to the dash light... even though they are wired up...
so I have been driving since 2005 without those switches being connected...
If You pull a small caravan or trailer then those switches should be connected...

Lee in Australia..  8 C degrees...Winter is here - down under -
« Last Edit: 12 June 2021, 17:09 by 68autobug »
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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #6 on: 12 June 2021, 10:33 »
Thank you very much :-)

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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #7 on: 12 June 2021, 12:20 »
The neutral safety switch has the same thread and uses the same 3 pin plug as the temperature switches do...
the temperature switches have the temperature stamped into them although very small...
they also have the date they were made on them like 2-68 & 3-68...
I don't believe these are available new...  so having the part number probably wouldn't help... The Auto stick was a joint project between PORSCHE- & Volkswagen -
whether they used the same temperature senders ??  I don't know...
but they should be available from old gearboxes...


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« Last Edit: 12 June 2021, 17:12 by 68autobug »
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Re: Where to find early 1969 temperature sensor
« Reply #8 on: 12 June 2021, 22:59 »
Thank you again, great info.
I hope all is well, I've got another semi, a 1302ls
Kev