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Old 07-16-2013, 02:09 AM   #21
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No - you can re-use the original sensor as long as it is working OK.

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Old 07-16-2013, 07:16 AM   #22
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I replaced the sensor as it was relatively inexpensive and it didn't make sense to me not to replace the sensor when I was in there already replacing the tank and cap. I don't think there is a right or wrong, it's more of a personal judgement call.
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Old 08-08-2013, 01:56 PM   #23
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thanks to 986 Ron for this thread and others like Pedros garage, i managed to change the coolant tank my self, it was PITA to work at the engine compartment.....
Did get the clamp plier tool, but it cracked on me the first try, so i managed to use needlenose pliers With a bit of luck...so a tip, don't buy cheap ebay tools and get a quality one instead.
Thanks to this forum and i'll hope none of you gonna work on the coolant reservoir in the future....
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Old 08-22-2013, 02:43 PM   #24
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Originally Posted by Mark_T View Post
I think for the older models that still have a dipstick you should make a hole like there was in the old tank mounting plate so that you can re-install the dipstick. That's what I did anyway. The location for it is marked on the new tank.
Dipstick depth is obviously critical. The pic above of the original unit makes it look like the depth is controlled by a boss, which is missing on the replacement. How did you make sure the dipstick was sitting in the same relative position at the end of the day?

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