2.2 L61 coolant temp sensor relocate? - Cobalt SS Network

ADVANCED Performance Modifications For advanced modification topics only.

2.2 L61 coolant temp sensor relocate?

Old 07-24-2017, 03:13 PM
  #1  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,064
Thanked 127 Times in 123 Posts
2.2 L61 coolant temp sensor relocate?

Using an LSJ block in my L61 setup. Currently I am trying to install the oil cooler and components for it to work but have ran into a problem. My stock L61 has a coolant temp sensor in the track that connects to the heater hoses. The LSJ T-stat housing piece does not have provisions for the temp sensor. Is there any where I can relocate my water temp sensor?
jdbaugh1 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 05:47 PM
  #2  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,068
Thanked 284 Times in 259 Posts
You could drill, tap, and install it pretty much wherever you want. Not sure if youve ran into this yet but the lsj tstat housing doesnt fit with the f23. There is some clearancing you will have to do.
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 06:37 PM
  #3  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,064
Thanked 127 Times in 123 Posts
Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
You could drill, tap, and install it pretty much wherever you want. Not sure if youve ran into this yet but the lsj tstat housing doesnt fit with the f23. There is some clearancing you will have to do.
I just ran into that actually. Made me want to cuss. By clearancing do you mean it is possible or has been done? It looks like I would have to remove a significant amount of material.
jdbaugh1 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 06:54 PM
  #4  
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 10-27-07
Location: Abbotsford BC, Canada
Posts: 5,318
Thanked 153 Times in 137 Posts
might consider a 2.4l tstat housing for an hhr with oil cooler. im not sure if its different than the lsj though, would be worth looking into.
Sharkey is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 07:55 PM
  #5  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,064
Thanked 127 Times in 123 Posts
Well I don't know what to do. Can't even route my stock radiator hose around the oil cooler. Can't use the LSJ hose without using the LSJ t-stat housing.
jdbaugh1 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 08:13 PM
  #6  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,064
Thanked 127 Times in 123 Posts
I don't know what I can even try besides try to cut the corner off the LSJ t-stat housing and weld on a plate for clearance.
jdbaugh1 is offline  
Old 07-24-2017, 10:20 PM
  #7  
Moderator
Platinum Member
Moderator
iTrader: (1)
 
Slowbalt2000's Avatar
 
Join Date: 05-15-11
Location: Livonia, MI
Posts: 24,068
Thanked 284 Times in 259 Posts
I know for sure you have to cut the top bushing for the shift cable bracket basically in half.the trans itself can be clearanced instead if the stat housing.
Slowbalt2000 is offline  
Old 07-25-2017, 09:50 AM
  #8  
Senior Member
Thread Starter
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: 02-03-16
Location: Kansas
Posts: 4,064
Thanked 127 Times in 123 Posts
Originally Posted by Slowbalt2000 View Post
I know for sure you have to cut the top bushing for the shift cable bracket basically in half.the trans itself can be clearanced instead if the stat housing.
The top "bushing" seems to be part of the same mold as the actual bracket itself. Do the cables remove from the bracket easily so I can take the bracket off or will I be doing surgery in the engine bay?
jdbaugh1 is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands

We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.