Lotus Elan

Removing the Temp Sensor reducer in the head

PostPost by: Greg Foster » Fri Apr 12, 2019 8:40 pm

I am temporarily installing a +2 TC engine in my elan while the original engine is being rebuilt. A number of things are just slightly different including the temp sensor adapter underneath the Thermostat housing ( the +2 has an electrical based sensor). I have tried numerous ways to remove the BRASS reducer to no avail.....including heat by acetylene torch........ The wrenching points are now rounded so I am thinking of drilling out the brass and re-threading the bung in the aluminum head. Are these reducers available from our friendly LOTUS jobbers?
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PostPost by: jmcwpb » Fri Apr 12, 2019 10:57 pm

The reducers are common at many auto parts shops.
Summit racing has these.

https://www.summitracing.com/search/par ... er=Default

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PostPost by: Greg Foster » Sat Apr 13, 2019 9:02 pm

Thanks,
I will check....I had to drill out and then cut the reducer to remove it!
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