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 Post subject: Temperature Gauge
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 12:06 am 
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Hi,

I was driving up to Hendon ( a place in Queensland ) this morning, no probs, temperature gauge seemed to be working Normally, sitting below "N".

This afternoon driving back home not far from my departure point, I noticed my temperature gauge needle sitting between "N" and going towards "O".

I thought this was odd, I did not notice any leaks. Temperature outside might have been about 30 degrees Celsius but with a coolish wind. Temp gauge did fall again to below N then increased as I drove uphill. Good 420klm round trip.

I'm wondering whether I have a fault like a dodgy relay or fuse blown controlling thermos electric fan , or faulty thermostat.

Any advice would be appreciated.
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 Post subject: Re: Temperature Gauge
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:27 am 
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Hard to tell if there are blown fan No 1 and No 2 fuses. How does one determine if the fuses are blown.
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 Post subject: Re: Temperature Gauge
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 10:15 pm 
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Seems like your car is acting normal. Temperature increases when going uphill/towing or putting load on the car and transmission. So going uphill will see a possible increase in temp as the engine/transmission will be under load.

Is driving to Hendon more downhill compared to driving back home?

 

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 Post subject: Re: Temperature Gauge
Posted: Fri Aug 18, 2017 11:40 pm 
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Hi phongus,
Ok, just never had it go up past "N" in the past, the last time the gauge went to "O" was when I lost some coolant going up the steep Toowoomba mountain range. I fixed that by adding additional coolant back then (over 2 years ago).

Yes, driving back home is more downhill from Hendon.
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