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E36 M3 (1992-1999) {Euro - S50 B32 321hp @ 7400 rpm} {U.S. - S52 B32 240 hp @ 6000 rpm}
Total Produced: 71,212 - Years Produced: 1992 to 1999


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Old Fri, Feb-15-2019, 08:05:36 PM   #1
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Default Coolant Level Sensor Connector

Does anyone know the correct part number to this? I think the PO of this car messed with it at one point and got an incorrect version spliced into it. Doesnt fit the male end of the coolant sensor cause it is too long and makes contact with the frame rail



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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

That’s the brake fluid connector.
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Old Sat, Feb-16-2019, 05:32:34 AM   #3
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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

For sure it is. Does anyone know the correct connector sensor part number?
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Old Sat, Feb-16-2019, 06:08:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

Not sure if it helps but here's a (big) pic of mine (from my 328 which has the same cooling system as US M3's)... numbers don't throw up a result for me though...

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http://www.davesanthology.com/public/images/automotive/e36/328/CoolantLevelSensorPlug.jpg
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Old Sat, Feb-16-2019, 02:53:15 PM   #5
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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

So I had this same problem. I had the older style sensor and harness connector even though RealOEM gave me a newer part number. Again I am 9/27/95 build date.

I have no clue why I had the older style connector but it's there and it looks like that.

The sensor itself is able to rotate in any direction you want. You have to remove the entire assembly (expansion tank and assorted equipment) to rotate it and tighten it down at the correct angle. It might feel like you're limited by the space near the frame rail but the sensor input can rotate.

Relative to the comment above, I'm sure all level sensors of a certain vintage most probably had the same connector i.e.: Coolant, brake fluid, etc...

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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

Thanks! That was a total duh moment, i just rotated the sensor a little bit more and now I have the proper clearance
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Old Wed, Feb-27-2019, 02:48:06 PM   #7
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Default Re: Coolant Level Sensor Connector

p/n for the plug shown in the first pic is 61131378408
https://www.ecstuning.com/b-genuine-...61131378408kt/
as per ETK only used in E34 and E32, I use it on my E32 for the coolant level sensor.
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