car temp switch in wing


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pumppy10
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car temp switch in wing

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Hey everybody, New guy here just bought my first wind couple weeks ago. it is a 85 interstate. During my first long ride, about 45 mins into ride started running high in temp when stopped at lights, after got moving came down a little. Got home and saw rad fan was not running, wiggled the wires and it kicked on. Still did not come into a range i was happy with. Decided that since this was a new bike to me and do not really know the maintenance that had been done on it i decided to do a good go over on the cooling system. pulled the rad and am sending it out to be cooked and cleaned, new thermostat and upon pulling the water pump front cover found play in shaft so am doing a new pump. Here is my question, I want to replace the temp sending unit for the gauge, went on to Babbitts web sit and got the OEM part number, then went on ebay to see what was on there price wise, upon putting the oem number it some of the listings i found for it were for honda cars. Thinks it would work? Cost is about half of what the motorcycle listings are calling for.



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G-Wiz
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Re: car temp switch in wing

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Car temp switch should work just fine as long as it is the same size and temp range. Incorrect temp range can lead to false readings. I have found a few part #s for some older accords that fit my bike. I will try to interchange the part number at work tomorrow and see which ones will work.

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Honda part # 37760-MB9-000 cooling fan switch crosses to Napa (Echlin) FS131 or FS131SB and will fit quite a few cars. 87-88 Chevrolet Metro.
Honda part # 37750-611-154 temp sender Napa (Echlin) TS6054 or TS6054SB. Fits 76-81 Honda Accord.

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Re: car temp switch in wing

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Agree that a car rad fan switch will work nicely and it should be in a temp range similar to the OEM.

Here's a list of rad fan switches that I have gleaned from the various forums.

Beck Arnley Rad Fan Switch 201-0817
AIRTEX / WELLS Ref info: Cooling Fan Switch PN: 1S4485
Beck/Arnley Rad Fan Switch 201-1614
Duralast SW1888
Duralast SW648 
ECHLIN : FS154
AC DELCO : A1854
STANDARD : TS306
4 SEASONS : 36567
WELLS : SW1888
NAPA (Echlin) FS131 or FS131SB
NAPA (Echlin) TS605 or TS6054SB

This includes the above information.

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pumppy10
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well i decided to go oem only because of its location behind the metal enclose plate. i installed a after market mechanical temp gauge and also a aftermarket adjustable fan thermostat switch. Took it out for a nice ride on interstate and cruised at 75 mph for a good 45 mins to hours and it ran great. temp stayed right around 200 +/- a few degrees. Having the mechanical gauge is nice because i can see a number and not just a sweep gauge on the dash. I put to mech gauge in where the old fan switch was plumbed in and it works good.

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I am very sorry but I typed a part # backwards. Part TS6054 and TS6054SB should be TS6045 and TS6045SB.



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