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Old 08-12-2006, 03:41 PM   #1
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anyone know where the sensor for the outside temp gauge is (this is the digital temp gauge in the tach of the sti). I have been getting very high readings that are not fully consistent with the outside temp, so I was just curious to know.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:50 PM   #2
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If it's parked in the sun, this happens to mine as well - after a couple of minutes with ariflow, however, it seems to cool back down and do the job.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:02 PM   #3
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I'd like to replace the sensor and move it and make it either an intake temp sensor or oil temp or something. Think it can be done?
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:12 PM   #4
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It should be located in front of the radiator on the vertical support. Hope this helps.
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Old 08-12-2006, 04:14 PM   #5
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Intake temp would be cooL...post some pics if you get this done.

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Old 08-12-2006, 04:30 PM   #6
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Anyone know the max the sensor will read? Moving it into the airbox would probably work...doesn't get much hotter than 120 in there, does it ? (that's the hottest my outside temp gauge has ever read, here in tropical Pennsylvania)
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:00 PM   #7
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okay so my engine temp could affect the reading of the outside temp, what do you all think. You see i just changed my turbo to a fp 20g and i believe that my enigne bay feels much hotter, this could be due to the lack of a heat shiled which i should be getting soon, any other ideas. Also wondering if the heat from the turbo could be affecting my AC lines, does anyone know where to get a wrap or some form of insulation for the AC lines
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The outside temp sensor should not be effected by a larger turbo/lack of heatshield since it is forward of the radiator & condensor. The a/c performance can be effected by lack of a heatshield. I would suggest putting the heatshield back on.
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Old 08-12-2006, 06:44 PM   #9
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okay so my engine temp could affect the reading of the outside temp, what do you all think.
If you're sitting in stop and go traffic, yes, it will definitely be affected by a hot engine. Hot pavement/cement will also affect the reading. Once you get going at speed, you should notice that the temp reading will drop. Anyway, that's what I've noticed on my stock car.
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:08 PM   #10
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any ideas where to get a wrap for the ac lines?
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.....d0000000000ds......the outside temp gauge is pretty useless for any other purpose than what it is used for.....its refresh rate is slow and there is a built in 'averaging' that keeps it from freaking out and reporting wild temperature fluctuations associated with stop and go driving in high temperatures.....this info IS in the owners manual
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Old 08-13-2006, 02:36 PM   #12
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I'd like to replace the sensor and move it and make it either an intake temp sensor or oil temp or something. Think it can be done?
Realize that the response time of this sensor is EXTREMELY SLOW and would be pretty much useless for intake air temp sensing.
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It would still be cool and useless.
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