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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:25 pm 
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G'day guys im sick of the stupid low coolant light flickering in my car "
btw its an ef futura" i was wondering if there is a way i can short it so that light stops flashing, i do water and oil level checks weekly so it isnt much of a problem. Cheers michael.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:38 pm 
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but why is it flashing? Is it actually low on water, or is it just a faulty sensor?

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 5:41 pm 
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dude i aint so silly to run the water down haha, dads a mechanic and says the floats crack most of the time so i just wanna short the silly bugga out

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:52 pm 
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i have a low coolant sensor floating around somewhere should work havent tested it though
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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 6:57 pm 
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sounds like the sensor is shagged. If you are after a quick fix, just pull the globe out from the cluster 8-)

 

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 Post subject: Re: Float...
Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:05 pm 
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podes wrote:
G'day guys im sick of the stupid low coolant light flickering in my car "
btw its an ef futura" i was wondering if there is a way i can short it so that light stops flashing, i do water and oil level checks weekly so it isnt much of a problem. Cheers michael.


Why don't you just replace the sensor and fix it properly! It a very handle tool. Doing water & oil checks is all well & good, but even they wont help you if you blow a hose whilst out on the highway.

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 9:19 pm 
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I just took the globe out

 

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Posted: Sun Jun 11, 2006 10:29 pm 
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its a 5 min fix to replace the sender unit.
would take longer than that to remove the bulb

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 1:10 am 
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ch0c0 wrote:
its a 5 min fix to replace the sender unit.
would take longer than that to remove the bulb


but removing a globe is free.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 12:25 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
ch0c0 wrote:
its a 5 min fix to replace the sender unit.
would take longer than that to remove the bulb


but removing a globe is free.


But removing the bulb is a 'bandaid' not a fix.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:22 pm 
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But removing the bulb is a 'bandaid' not a fix.


Isnt that what he asked for?

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 2:51 pm 
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put a new float in, if your hose blows in between your weekly checks, you will cook your motor.
it nearly happened to my xr6 right after i did the head gasket, but luckily the light came on.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 3:56 pm 
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put a new float in, if your hose blows in between your weekly checks, you will cook your motor.
it nearly happened to my xr6 right after i did the head gasket, but luckily the light came on.


Finally someone who agrees with me :)

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:02 pm 
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stockstandard wrote:
madmax wrote:
But removing the bulb is a 'bandaid' not a fix.


Isnt that what he asked for?


Doesn't mean we have to provide or agree to bandaid fixes. Leaving the light in and working is a reminder that something needs fixing. Removing the bulb will mean it gets forgotten until its to late.

 

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Posted: Mon Jun 12, 2006 4:17 pm 
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Im of the opinion it is one of the less useful things on the instrument cluster. You guys talk about it like you are putting your engine in danger by disabling it - keep in mind that its only the mid and high clusters that got this feature and its not like there are gli's blowing left right and centre. For the rest of them, a temperature gauge and warning light seems to be enough. If someone is going to ignore them to the point where the engine gets damaged is a low coolant light really going to help?

Fix it if its cheap and easy, otherwise no big deal.

 

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