Heat And Charge Problems - Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars
Ford Forum Ford Forum

» Auto Insurance
» Featured Product
» Wheel & Tire Center

Go Back   Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech
Register Home Forum Active Topics Photo Gallery Auto Loans Garage Mark Forums Read Auto Escrow

FordForums.com is the premier Ford Forum on the internet. Registered Users do not see the above ads.
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 05-16-2004, 19:53   #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Townsville, Nth Qld
Age: 35
Posts: 237
Heat And Charge Problems

The same car as Heat Problems Post.. but this only happens around town

the volts meter sits on 15volts until the car warmup and after the first time the thermo fans kick in and then turn off the volts drop to around 14.1 volts and the temp sits high but I can drive 100km around town and this willn't happen unless I lest the car idle an then it starts doing this but once it has started no matter how much driving you do it will not come back down and sit on the N it sits on the start of the R ( I Have an 82 thermostat in it)


any ideas

Thanks

Ea Fan
__________________
95 EF Futura.. lowered,mags,2.5 inch sports system, extractors, 2.5 inch HighFlow CAT,stone reflectors,spoiler,dark tinted windows and one kick A$$ Sound system..

soon to have a shift kit and one day in the unforseen future i will drop in the manual gearbox
d_slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2004, 00:50   #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hammondville, Sydney
Age: 42
Posts: 171
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

Thermostats do'nt always open at the right temp. even when new. I almost cooked a new engine that I built because a new thermostat did'nt open at all. The "normal" range is there for a reason. As disconcerting as it is to have the temp. up to 3/4 on the gauge, this is how Ford designed the car. The gauges are very touchy....
shano6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 07:47   #3 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Townsville, Nth Qld
Age: 35
Posts: 237
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

yes the gauges are very touchy but why would my volts drop when the car gets hotter
__________________
95 EF Futura.. lowered,mags,2.5 inch sports system, extractors, 2.5 inch HighFlow CAT,stone reflectors,spoiler,dark tinted windows and one kick A$$ Sound system..

soon to have a shift kit and one day in the unforseen future i will drop in the manual gearbox
d_slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-18-2004, 09:30   #4 (permalink)
Look! A flying orangutan!
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: perth
Age: 31
Posts: 3,104
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

The belt's nice and tight? Heat = expansion and if the belt's a little loose this can happen. No other ideas on the volt drop though
__________________
Proud TQE Operator and President of SEFAG - the Society for the Elimination of Ford Automatic Gearboxes

Pacemaker headers + 2.5" exhaust
EF Fairmont interior
MP3 player
Lowered King springs
5 speed manual
EF motor

Newest mod: EF Ghia wiring loom and dash
mongrelEB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-20-2004, 16:30   #5 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2004
Location: Hammondville, Sydney
Age: 42
Posts: 171
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

Heat causes voltage drop, but it really should not be noticeable on your gauge. If your battery is getting a bit old, the alternator can charge higher than normal for a while after being started. If you can get hold of a good multimeter, test the voltage at the alternator and the battery from start up till warmed right up and see what you get. Do'nt always beleive the gauge.
shano6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2004, 21:38   #6 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 176
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

d_slayer
I dont quite understand what you mean?
Anywhere from N to R on the temp gauge is ok. You dont want the engine staying too cold.
14.1 volts is ok for a normal running voltage. The regulator can cut back after initially charging the battery.
You say this only happens around town..
What happens out of town?
Id expect with an 82 thermostat the engine temp reading on the gauge would drop due to higher airflow at highway speeds.
What daytime temps do you normally get in Townsville?
__________________
---------------------------------
...Prove the fault first .. Guess later ...
...Member of the ATPS and the NFFS...
---------------------------------
rawlinna is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2004, 09:13   #7 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Townsville, Nth Qld
Age: 35
Posts: 237
Re: Heat And Charge Problems

On the highway it stays alot cooler and the volts don't drop like they do in town.. temp around here is about 32
__________________
95 EF Futura.. lowered,mags,2.5 inch sports system, extractors, 2.5 inch HighFlow CAT,stone reflectors,spoiler,dark tinted windows and one kick A$$ Sound system..

soon to have a shift kit and one day in the unforseen future i will drop in the manual gearbox
d_slayer is offline   Reply With Quote
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

  Ford Forums - Mustang Forum, Ford Trucks, Ford Focus and Ford Cars > The Garage - Tech Forums > Engine Specific Tech > Inline 6 Tech



Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
BA Brake Upgrade BossyXR8 Suspension | Wheels&Tires | Brakes 12 05-20-2004 04:24

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 18:18.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Content Relevant URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.