Holy thread resurrection!
For quite some time I have been hunting for the oil temp sensor/sender for my yr2000 RS 1.8tq.
I had deliberated both online and with my Haynes manual as to where the little blue nosed thing was, but despite being pointed to the block by various sources it would now appear that it's the combined low level/ temp thingy in the sump that would appear to give the [very] intermittant oil temp indication.
If [if] aragon reads this could he please provide a reference for this as, previously stated the only small sensor around the oil filter housing is wired up W/B....
As the vehicle was in for some work with the undertrays off it was commented that the sensor had been replaced some time before. I was dismayed at the lack of environmental protection at the crimp joints [as an ex aircraft electrician] and the fact that the small 3 wire harness was basically rolling about under their unsupported.
Eventually finding this thread has been a goldmine!!
thanks again, in advance, if anyone can provide a pointer to how the hell my car is wired up!!