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Clymer doesn't specify a torque spec that I can find for the coolant temperature switch. Anyone have that info? My bike is sitting here, dripping fresh coolant, while I wait a week to ten days for the $40 replacement for the one I over-torqued. :(
 

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Well, nevrmind. Autosearch found it in tonygret's spreadsheet!
smahon said:
Clymer doesn't specify a torque spec that I can find for the coolant temperature switch. Anyone have that info? My bike is sitting here, dripping fresh coolant, while I wait a week to ten days for the $40 replacement for the one I over-torqued. :(
 

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I'd torque it the same as the oil filter cover bolts.............steel into aluminum.......... :)
 

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smahon said:
Clymer doesn't specify a torque spec that I can find for the coolant temperature switch. Anyone have that info? My bike is sitting here, dripping fresh coolant, while I wait a week to ten days for the $40 replacement for the one I over-torqued. :(
My Clymer says 9 NM..... page 163 near the bottom.
 

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Run to your local Ace hardware and buy some liquid thread sealer compound in the plumbing aisle. It's best described as a greenish colored runny clay. Haven't found any threads yet it won't seal up. That'll give you peace of mind on the install since it got over torqued and might be prone to leakage.
 

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Well, I just may have to do that. I put the new sensor in, torqued to 9nm and it is leaking. I had some hi temp teflon tape laying around so I tried that and seems to be sealed well. Anyone think this might throw off the temp reading?
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Run to your local Ace hardware and buy some liquid thread sealer compound in the plumbing aisle. It's best described as a greenish colored runny clay. Haven't found any threads yet it won't seal up. That'll give you peace of mind on the install since it got over torqued and might be prone to leakage.
 

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smahon said:
Well, I just may have to do that. I put the new sensor in, torqued to 9nm and it is leaking. I had some hi temp teflon tape laying around so I tried that and seems to be sealed well. Anyone think this might throw off the temp reading?
You still used a crush washer with it didn't you? As long as the metal portion of the switch is making contact with the aluminum housing you should be OK.
 
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