I have a 1984 300SD. I was wondering what the 2 temperature sensors (thermistors)on the cylinder head are for. They are on the left side (injection pump side). I know the one towards the rear is for the temp guage on the dash. I have some questions regarding them and the sensor on the thermostat housing.
1) I want to know what the sensor towards the front of the cylinder head is for. It's not obvious to me what it operates. I thought it might be associated the glow plug timer, but the pre-glow light on the dash comes on for a consistent 3 sec. no matter what engine temp or with the plug on or off. The car starts easily by the way with only those 3 sec. What does this sensor control?
2)Does the auxiliary fan have a high coolant temp switch or is it solely operated by the a/c rec./drier switch?
3) The sensor on the thermostat housing is for the a/c cutout I assume. I observed with it disconnected, the climate control will not run. Does this sensor control anything else?
Any input would be much appreciated. I plan on modifying the cooling system wiring so that the aux. fan comes on with high coolant temp. I hope to put in a thermal switch on the t-stat housing. Thanks in advance
1984 300SD 268,000 miles