Multi-function Temp Sensor...

Derek Pulvino dbpulvino at
Tue Feb 15 13:58:03 EST 2005

Is that then the failure mode of these sensors?  Leakage around the threads 
seeping into the electronics on the nether end of the sensor?  If so, I 
imagine this is how you install said sensors on your vehicles (with Si 
caulk) and that you also see a longer than 18-month average life span?

I do know that the sensor as currently in place on my vehicle has been 
properly installed up to the gootentight spec.

Derek P

>Derek,  The wetted end of the sensor is solid brass, thus it can not leak
>into the internals.  If leaking it is the threaded connection, so screw it
>in with Si caulk.
> > From: "Derek Pulvino" <dbpulvino at>
> >
> > Phil,
> >
> > Haven't topped it off, but could you imagine it?  Being able to solve 
>one of
> > the issues on this car so simply?  My word!  I'll have to add some when 
> > get home.  And no, boots still in place, so it may be corrosion, but on 
> > last changing I did try to clean the connect up best I could and let it 
> >
> > Unfortunately though, it really does look like the sensor is leaking 
> > the residue on the boot is from previous lifes with other mfts'
> >
> > Derek P
> >

More information about the 200q20v mailing list