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Re: What's this part? Nevermind


I went to my 200 and checked it.  Same part.  Intake air temp sensor.

The one on the V8 had been repaired, very crudely and improperly.  The
rubber boot was filled with black rubbery goo, and when I finally was
able to peel that back, one of the wires was not connected.  Based on
some of the other discoveries I've made with this car (vacuum hoses cut
too short "held" on by electrical tape and wire for one) I'd say the same
flunky mechanic was at fault here.  

Gee, I wonder if this could have something to do with the way it's been
running since I bought it.  If this wire was truly just "goo'ed" into
place, a little moisture from my engine washing escapades would surely
compromise the "connection".

Not extrememly amused at this point.

Will use the one from my 200 for now.  It is clean and dry and looks
untouched.  It's surely a damn sight better than the one from the V8,
which by the way also had one end of the little sensor gizmo just
touching, not soldered or otherwise secured to, the one of the two little
wires that hang out of the sensor body.  (Think of the internals of a
light bulb.)

I apologize for being overtechnical...   ;-}

Ed Kellock
Greenville, SC  USA
91 V8q 5-speed
87 Coupe GT
91 200q Avant, in limbo

On Sat, 17 Jul 1999 12:35:49 EDT ekellock@juno.com writes:
>Subject: '91 V8q 5spd
>pn: 035 905 379C
>intake air temp sensor?

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