The West Coast Fiero 3800 Series I, II, & III 3 Wire Temperature Sending Unit with Pigtail is a specialized component designed to replace the standard two-wire connector and sending unit in your engine conversion project. This unit is specifically tailored for the 3800 Series I, II, & III engines, ensuring compatibility and ease of installation.
The primary function of this three-wire temperature sending unit is to enable the Fiero water temperature gauge to operate correctly with your engine conversions. The water temperature gauge is a critical component in monitoring the engine’s operating temperature, helping to prevent overheating and potential engine damage.
In some instances, certain 3800 engines only come equipped with a temperature sending unit that communicates with the computer, not the gauge. This means that the standard temperature gauge in your vehicle may not function correctly after an engine conversion. The West Coast Fiero 3 Wire Temperature Sending Unit addresses this issue by providing a dedicated signal to the gauge, ensuring accurate temperature readings.
However, it’s important to note that some 3800 engine conversions may already include a three-wire sending unit. In these cases, the West Coast Fiero 3 Wire Temperature Sending Unit may not be necessary. Always check the specifications of your specific engine conversion kit to determine the appropriate components needed for successful installation and operation.