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Old 08-16-2013, 07:57 PM   #1
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Temp Gauge question

I just recently got this car and figuring it all out. The Temp gauge is always on C pretty much, I have replaced the temp sensor and the thermostat so far. It does have aftermarket water temp but its wrong as soon as it gets power it jumps to like 250ish. The car seems to be running a normal temp though. Any ideas Thanks
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Not a clue sorry :/
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Thanks anyways hopefully someone will chime in.
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Sounds like a faulty water gauge. Honestly I am a big fan of a mechanical water gauge and mechanical oil pressure gauge if you can. Direct reading from the engine, no wiring or electric motors or anything to flake out. I had them in my Cobra and they worked great.
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You mean the factory gauge could be faulty? I need to see where they even hooked up the one that he has added. I do think that maybe the needle on the factory could be stuck because they have changed out the cluster with aftermarket stuff. That's another question id have is how to pull it all out just to move the needle
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One thing you'll find when you buy a modded car is that you often inherit a lot of issues. This is why bone stock cars keep their value better.
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I understand. That's why im trying to learn, So I can figure it out.
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Yeah that's the hard part sometimes, and once you learn you'll find that most stuff is really easy. Yeah the factory gauge could be shot or the sender messed up. The aftermarket one also could be rigged in there from here to Timbuktu so definitely check it out.
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Ok im going to look more into tomorrow. I feel like its the factory gauge because the car doesn't overheat at all and since ive changed the thermostat and the sender that's all that's left i'd think.
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