Thermistor help needed


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Aussie81Interstate
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Thermistor help needed

Post by Aussie81Interstate » Sat Sep 07, 2019 11:44 pm



Hi guys,

This is not Goldwing related - but Honda related.

I own a 1982 CX500 Turbo, which has finally been resurrected, and now running and registered as an historic bike - which lets me ride it about 60 days per year for a nominal registration cost.
Soon after getting it back on the road - the fuel level sensor - particularly the low fuel light came on and refuses to go off - even when I have a full tank of fuel. I know that from discussion and research I need to replace a thermistor - but not really having a lot of luck or I haven't done the right search. The thermistor I think is quite common - but what is killing me is the "minimum order fee" from sellers/wholesalers. Wondering if anyone could assist and let me know Good afternoon guys,

Getting back to doing a few things - and next project will be to pull the turbo fuel sensor to replace a bad thermistor.. or at least I think that's what it is..
I need to buy a thermistor and remove and resolder the new one in place- have watched a couple of videos to see how it is done, so am reasonably comfortable in doing this job.
Having trouble sourcing the right part. Research shows I need to buy the following: NTC thermistor
RL2004-582-97-T10 apparently upgraded to
RL2004-582-97-D1
Problem is I have researched Jaycar, and a few other places- cannot seem to find one online. Does anyone know where I can get one or two (just in case I stuff up), without going overseas.
Found some on ebay - but cost at $10 plus shipping seems a bit pricey..
Any possible places to buy??
Thanks as always for your responses.

PS - having the seat re upholstered - should be done by the end of the week - the old one not an original has had enough - and cracked and split at the front seams.

Cheers

Charlie.
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Re: Thermistor help needed

Post by DenverWinger » Sun Sep 08, 2019 5:51 am

Maybe a better approach for the thermistor is instead of trying to find it as a vehicle part look for one thru electronics parts distributors. Jameco and Mouser are two companies in The US I can think of offhand, and they both are happy to deal with small orders and individual customers. I'm pretty sure they are international companies and may even have distribution warehouses in Australia.

At which point we need the electrical specs of the little thermistor part itself.

1000 ohms at 25 degrees C, NTC (Negative Temperature Co-efficient).
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