Water temp sender

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Postby ozscott » Sun May 10, 2020 6:24 am

Does anyone know the correct size screw to hold the wire onto the water temp sender unit? I lost mine into the bowels of the engine bay, and no amount of searching can find it. I know it is a small brass screw, but that's all I could remember as it dropped into the void!!! I even swept the floor, but it remains lost.
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Postby Esteban » Sun May 10, 2020 9:05 am

What year is yours, since there's two types of the temperature sender. Mine is a 65 I can check tomorrow morning. Hope I don't loose it :twisted:
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Postby ozscott » Sun May 10, 2020 9:44 pm

Thank you. Mine is a Feb 1978 build. Yeah, don't loose it, they are tiny!!! Had it been metal it would have stuck to the tip of the screwdriver.
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Postby RiverPatrol » Sun May 10, 2020 9:53 pm

Yours is probably metric then. Esteban's wouldn't be.
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Postby Esteban » Mon May 11, 2020 7:58 pm

RiverPatrol wrote:Yours is probably metric then. Esteban's wouldn't be.


RiverPatrol is right. Mine came from a 74 that was still in SAE. After 78 everything turned to metric.

However, an educated guest after checking the one that I have, is that you probably need a M3 with the standard pitch of 0.5mm. From what I see, you have only another choice, and that will be an M3 with a 0.35mm pitch.
M3x0.5
M3x0.35

I will buy the two options, and the lenght should be no more than 10mm. Probably 8mm will be ok.

Let us know what you find.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 12, 2020 5:06 pm

Esteban, Please include your source too. I need one as well.
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Postby jwgreen » Tue May 12, 2020 5:12 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Esteban, Please include your source too. I need one as well.
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I think I have a spare one of these at the house. I can check and see when I get back home. I could also check to see what the screw size is.
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Postby L60Boerne » Tue May 12, 2020 7:44 pm

Thanks Justin.
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Postby Esteban » Tue May 12, 2020 8:14 pm

L60Boerne wrote:Esteban, Please include your source too. I need one as well.
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David, I haven't purchased anything. Was just doing a guess for the scree that member ozscott needs, since his is metric.

Your best bet will be jwgreen. Hope he can check the correct screw for the USA Patrols.
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Postby L60Boerne » Wed May 13, 2020 5:57 am

Thank you Esteban.
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Postby ozscott » Wed May 13, 2020 6:03 am

Thank you for the information on the size, I will grab these from my local hardware. I really don't know where I would be without this forum.
I am finding, having pulled the brakes apart, that this G60 being a Feb 78 build, has both metric and imperial fittings, especially amongst the brake and clutch fittings. These could have been changed over the years, but as this G60 sat for 17 years I am also thinking that it could have come down the production line utilising whatever was in the parts bin at the time, as Nissan changed over from imperial to metric. All the brake & clutch parts I have pulled off the G60 are genuine Nissan fitted items. All the parts counter employees I have spoken to lately assume that a Japanese vehicle will be metric, most of them are not old enough to have sourced parts for 20 year old vehicles, let alone something that is 42 years old. Luckily the brake & clutch guy is loving the challenge, but he is an older distinguished gent, like myself!!!!! :lol:
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