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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 1:07 pm 
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Hi all,
I'm new to the forum and Australia and have just picked up a 97 EL Fairmont Ghia.

I got it from a garage and seems to be in immaculate condition except for one thing that is bugging me.

Basically the temp gauge needle doesnt go past the bottom line of the dial (below the L). I have driven 30Km this morning and still it wont creep any further. I checked the temp using the oddometer trick after pulling into work this morning and it said 92degress, which I presume is bang on.

My question is should I be worried about the dial, or is the fact that the temp was sitting at 92 degree's enough to say the temperature of the engine is ok.

Would other readers take the car back to where it was bought, which would mean not having wheels for a day, or just swap the thermo themselves.

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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 4:38 pm 
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just take the sensor plug off the thermo housing and put a jumper wire in the plug 2 make sure its not the guage needle if ok put in a resistor in (or variable) cant remember exactly i think around 100 ohms?
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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:10 pm 
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92 is fine. can go warmer if you want

 

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Posted: Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:47 pm 
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it must be an el thing that they run cool

 

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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:06 am 
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Think mothers EF runs at about that.
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 Post subject: Re: EL Fairmont Ghia - Thermo
Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 2:40 am 
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AssClown wrote:
Hi all,
I checked the temp using the oddometer trick after pulling into work this morning and it said 92degress, which I presume is bang on.


What is the oddometer trick?
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Posted: Fri Jul 27, 2007 11:05 am 
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See here for what I referred to as the oddometer trick.

http://www.fordmods.com/forums/documents.php?doc=12

 

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Posted: Mon Jul 30, 2007 7:20 pm 
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Hi,
Original poster here again.

I've just noticed that the heater only blows cold air aswell. Could this be caused by the same thing thats causing my temp gauge to not pass the bottom line?

Could a new thermo fix all of the above?

I have a new one which I'll install on the w/end so I guess I'll wait and see.

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