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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 6:15 pm 
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Is there a way to test to the temp guage to see if it is faulty on my ED i6?

My car won't go past 1/8 and I have replaced the thermostat and the temp sender unit..

Many thanks in advance
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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:20 pm 
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u could always just drive around @ say 25km in first

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 7:37 pm 
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Ok, so I didn't write that properly.
The gauge won't move past 1/8th on the instrument cluster so is there
a way to test the gauge to see if it can go all the way to the red..
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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:20 pm 
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pull of the coolant temp sensor plug, located at the thermostat housing, this should make the guage shoot to the red

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 8:25 pm 
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i think what you really want is for the car to operate in its optimum temperature.
you can do this by testing there thermostat, or if you cant be bothered, get a new one, their cheap and easy to replace.
if its in the norm zone, i wouldn't be to worried

 

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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 9:35 pm 
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Thanks for the replies.
As stated in the first post-I have replaced both the thermostat and the temp sender with new ones..I will unplug the temp sender lead and see if the gauge moves to the red?

When I start the car,the temp gauge moves no more than a bee's d**k and that's it.. :?
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Posted: Fri Apr 25, 2008 10:46 pm 
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drain ur water lol u will c if it changers temp
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