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Desperate to find a replacement Oil Temperature Sensor, quickly running out of options. Any ideas out there as to where I could try?
 

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Have you tried tbay, find your thread size, you might have to change the connector,
is it a VDO type ( a needle that moves like a fuel gauge )
 

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No needle, simply a dash light with a thermometer/oil can symbol next to it. Strapped as to the problem's source. The sump is full, the pump appears to be working but the light is constantly on. Assuming therefore that the sensor is kaput.
 

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No needle, simply a dash light with a thermometer/oil can symbol next to it. Strapped as to the problem's source. The sump is full, the pump appears to be working but the light is constantly on. Assuming therefore that the sensor is kaput.
is that just for oil or if IIRC is that like the general 'stop' engine warning light for any problem with engine which could cover oil pressure water level in header tank etc.
seems strange a traffic would have a oil temp as normally found on high spec cars only
 

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So you have not tested the sensor, take it out, get a small needle, if you look at the sensor, you will see there is a small hole at the bottom of it, with your needle, push inside the hole you should feel a spring tension effect, press it a few times, then, replace the wire and earth the switch, you will have to extend the wire if on your own, earth the body of the sensor and press the needle into the hole, the dash light should go off,
If the dash light goes out, then start your engine (without replacing the sensor at this point) you should see a gush of oil come out of the hole/orifice, where the sensor fits, if oil gushes out, then put your sensor back in and start the car.
If the light goes out, then it could just be sticking sensor. then a new sensor is worth investing in.
IF you dont get a gush and it is a gush not a trickle, then this needs investigating further.
 
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