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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:27 pm 
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Just replaced radiator with a second hand job, and since then the temp gauge in the dash isnt reading correct. It gets between the O and R and then drops right down to the lowest reading on the normal arc..... its actually not getting hot? but the car is.

What could be some problems?. coz i got no temp reading at the moment and i dont like it.
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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 5:56 pm 
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Mine always sits on the lowest reading, well just below the arc bit, open up your radiator cap, when tis cold, and run it, see if coolant is circulating, did you use your old cap?
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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 6:14 pm 
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the variation is not unusual..it would normaly sugest the thermostat is working the way it should,,when cold air is flowing throughthe radiator the thermostat should close as such when in hot conditions it will open,,so remember as you drive along the temp of the engine will rise and fall..

 

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Posted: Mon Dec 27, 2004 10:09 pm 
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yeah i know that.
but i have a manual thermofan. if i leave it off, the mtoor heats up but then gets cool again(according to the gauge).. its not right, the car should get hot and blow up if it has no cooling, but the temp gauge is saying otherwise!
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 12:15 am 
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eed-250 wrote:
yeah i know that.
but i have a manual thermofan. if i leave it off, the mtoor heats up but then gets cool again(according to the gauge).. its not right, the car should get hot and blow up if it has no cooling, but the temp gauge is saying otherwise!


LOL it wont blow as such LOL

basically as u are driving the airflow over the rad is usally enoiugh to cool the water down ( on a average day ) hence no need for a fan at 60kmhr :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 2:30 am 
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like i said to yah b4. my guess is the temp sensor. come round on the weekend and well swap it 4 mine and see how that goes

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 4:32 am 
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Disco Frank wrote:
LOL it wont blow as such LOL

basically as u are driving the airflow over the rad is usally enoiugh to cool the water down ( on a average day ) hence no need for a fan at 60kmhr :)


nooooooooooo s**t frank. LOL
if the car is idling the temp gauge is indicating the motor isnt getting hot, no matter how long i leave it!!!! I can smell the C*** running hot, but the temp gauge says its fine! Thats what im trying to say! haha

Thanks paul, might have to take u up on that offer ;)
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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:10 pm 
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eed-250 wrote:
Disco Frank wrote:
LOL it wont blow as such LOL

basically as u are driving the airflow over the rad is usally enoiugh to cool the water down ( on a average day ) hence no need for a fan at 60kmhr :)


nooooooooooo s**t frank. LOL
if the car is idling the temp gauge is indicating the motor isnt getting hot, no matter how long i leave it!!!! I can smell the C*** running hot, but the temp gauge says its fine! Thats what im trying to say! haha

ahh i see what you are trying to say now... mmmm it could be liek paul said a fault sender or a faulty gauge

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:49 pm 
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Ill put a thermo switch kit in for ya if ya want,. then ya dongt really have to worry bout it :)

 

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Posted: Tue Dec 28, 2004 1:58 pm 
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yeah cheers matty, but i got no money dude. The manual switch will have to stay :)
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