Fordmods Logo

preventing EF climbing temp gauge 

 

Page 1 of 1 [ 13 posts ] 

 
 Post subject: preventing EF climbing temp gauge
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:33 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 578

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Heyall,

was driving through heavy peak hour traffic yesterday with the aircon on and the temp gauge climbed to the R in NORMAL, which i have never seen before. The owners manual says that this is acceptable but I say it isn't!

How do you deal with this?

Cheers
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:37 pm 
NSW Cruise Moderator
Offline
User avatar

Age: 39

Posts: 7331

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 12 images

Ride: TE50

Location: ɹǝpun uʍop
NSW, Australia

I say it is acceptable as well.. seriously would not worry about it.. turn the aircon off and open the windows.. let nature do the work.. if your really worried dump the radiator, give everything a real good flush, new coolant in off you go. the R in normal is fine on the track mine gets up to there, you will find when you get moving again the temp will drop straight back down again.

alternatly put a toothpick in there to stop it going above M and you will never see it go to R again. :P :P :P

 

_________________

Image

I have a car.

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:40 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 54

Posts: 4102

Joined: 18th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: PX2 Ranger 4x4 XLT Dual CAB

Location: Carrum Downs
VIC, Australia

I wouldn't be too worried if it drifts up to the 'R' I'd be more worried if it the 'R' became the norm.
Watch how it goes over the next few days.

 

_________________

Image
She's meanness put to music and the b**ch is born to run!
Like the sign says, "speed's just a question of money. How fast can you go?"

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Tue Oct 11, 2005 7:45 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 578

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

well, so far the tootpick idea is the leading contender!

ok guys, it's no drama then, it does drop straight away when the radiator gets fresh air diffusing on it.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 10:39 am 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 39

Posts: 16

Joined: 17th Nov 2004

Ride: Fairmont

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Definitely nothing wrong with it going to R. If you think about the car in front of you who is pushing out hot exaust fumes onto your cooling system, its surprising that most cars don't get really hot. Having done my stint as a cabbie, sitting on taxi ranks with the 3 drivers in front of you having their engines running all the time.. I'm surprised I didn't ever overheat my cab.

 

_________________

1996 EFII Fairmont - Sunroof & fully optioned...

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 12:39 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Age: 35

Posts: 533

Joined: 12th Jan 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

Mine sits on the M all the time in normal operation. Nothing wrong with it at all.

There are a LOT of mis conceptions about engine temps out there and how to get them down/up, what to do in different seasons etc, and one of the biggest ones is that a colder engine is better.

If you think that a colder engine is better, you could TRY and tell Porche that they're running they're engine's too hot @ up to 140C, but I think they'd laugh at you.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Wed Oct 12, 2005 1:18 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 578

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

no no, i realise that there is an optimum temp range that a motor should run at to make full use of the oil's and thermal expansions/conductions.

It's just that im a little paranoid about warping/cracking the head coz of the dimensions of the engine itself, sort of like a shoe box shape if that makes any sense?
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:17 pm 
Fordmods Newbie
Offline

Age: 33

Posts: 8

Joined: 13th Sep 2005

Location: adelaide
SA, Australia

how are you mate i have an ef xr6 and thats runnin on the O during normal conditions im not worried though. my mate has an EL that climbed to R so had the radiator flushed and now runs on A constantly. worth doing if you get to worried
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 8:24 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 34

Posts: 4307

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 9 images

Ride: EF Falcon XT-T

Location: Mornington Peninsula
VIC, Australia

as soon as it gets to the top of the R, the thermos come on full speed and it'll drop back to 1/2 guage again.
if your REALLY worried, whack the aircon on and put the fan on 3, thermo's will kick in full speed and it'll drop pretty soon.

 

_________________

FALCN6 - EF GLi Turbo, 20" Rims, Air Bag Suspension, Straight LPG, 225rwkw
DTHWGN - EA GL Wagon, LTD Interior, Satin Black, 5.0, Turbo
RACER - EF Futura , 5.0, 5 Speed
PROJECT - 83 Thunderbird, Lowered, 18" Billet Wheels
DAILY - BA Fairmont Ghia 5.4 3V

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:29 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 578

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

yeah, i just flushed the radiator out like 2 weeks ago. I dunno, maybe I made a mountain outta a mole hill.
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Thu Oct 13, 2005 11:47 pm 
Technical Contributor
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 5858

Joined: 5th Nov 2004

Gallery: 8 images

Ride: '95 EF's

Location: Leederville
WA, Australia

for summer i always chuck in a taxi-thermo for summer - helps keep the car nice & cool! :P

 

_________________

R.I.P. Scotty

Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 12:56 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline

Posts: 578

Joined: 22nd Mar 2005

Location: Melbourne
VIC, Australia

ah, ugly bob, just quietly, your car's hornbag. Never seen it, but it looks mad in those shots
Top
 Profile  
 
 
Posted: Fri Oct 14, 2005 11:48 pm 
Getting Side Ways
Offline
User avatar

Age: 33

Posts: 1097

Joined: 10th Nov 2004

Gallery: 10 images

Ride: GU patrol, XH XR6, Isuzu Mux

Location: Mackay
QLD, Australia

put a switch in to switch out your transmission temp sensor. ecu will see open circut to tranny temp senor and will assume tranny is hot kicking in boath cooling fans.

 

_________________

' 96 Xh XR6 Ute
'96 DF LTD 6cy
'08 GU Nissan Patrol
'15 Isuzu MUX LST

Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:
Sort by  
 Page 1 of 1  [ 13 posts ] 

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 28 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

 

 

It is currently Thu Dec 14, 2017 9:18 pm All times are UTC + 11 hours

 

 

(c)2014 Total Web Solutions Australia - Australian Web Hosting and Domain Names