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Ford 172 diesel engine head

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09-30-2019 08:55:14

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I am reassembling my Ford 172 diesel. As part of the rebuild, I sent the head to the shop to be reground. Apparently, I left some parts on the head and the machinist took them off and put them in a bag for me. I am now completing the assembly and put coolant in the radiator. When I did so, I discovered that there remains an opening in the head. It is just below the opening to secure the fuel tank bracket and battery holder on the right side. I don't have any spare parts left and have no idea what goes into this hole. I looked at my parts manuals and repair manuals, but I can't find the part or a part number. Any suggestions?

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Destroked 450

09-30-2019 11:20:39

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 Re: Ford 172 diesel engine head in reply to RonaldK, 09-30-2019 08:55:14  
Temp probe connects to the head on the right rear side just below the bolt that mounts the battery box to the head.

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09-30-2019 09:50:36

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 Re: Ford 172 diesel engine head in reply to RonaldK, 09-30-2019 08:55:14  
On my 172 Diesel as well as my 172 gassers it is the temp gauge probe.

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Keith Williams

09-30-2019 09:04:33

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 Re: Ford 172 diesel engine head in reply to RonaldK, 09-30-2019 08:55:14  
Temp gage probe?

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09-30-2019 09:23:35

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 Re: Ford 172 diesel engine head in reply to Keith Williams, 09-30-2019 09:04:33  
I don't think so. The temp gauge is connected to the other side of the engine, in the block. Thanks for the reply.

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