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Old 11-07-2008, 09:16 PM
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Thermo Coupler Install ?

Ok, got my gauges and install kit. The instructions for the install on the thermo coupler make reference to a white washer and making sure you install it on the thermo coupler. My problem is that I can't find and don't have this white washer. The question is, what is the washer, what does it do, and can I get one at the hardware store? Thanks
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:21 PM
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If I am recalling correctly it should be a ceramic washer. I don't think I have mine anymore, probably broke and fell off a long time ago. If you are planning on drilling and tapping for 1/8NPT, then you shouldn't need it. If you are using the clamp, it will break at some point and dissappear anyway.

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Old 11-07-2008, 09:28 PM
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thanks Mike. Maybe they quit putting them on for this reason. Who knows. Nice rig.
 
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The washer is used only when you use the hose clamp to hold the probe in. If tapping, it is not needed.
 
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Old 11-07-2008, 09:31 PM
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Very well could be, I recall having a white ceramic washer when I first installed mine, but haven't seen it since then.

Thanks, Had i known now what I did when I bought it. I would have passed and looked for a 99.5-2003.
 
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I just did mine today,Autometer, and that was per their instructions. Maybe others
are different?
 
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Cool, I guess it isn't going to hurt anything then. Just wanted to make sure since the instructions show to use a box end wrench and push it up on the thermo coupler. Looks like I have everything except warm enough temps for me to want to be outside tonight doing it. Hopefully this weekend will have warmer weather and I can get on it.
 
 


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