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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 10-13-03, 06:19 PM Thread Starter
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Temp Gauge

I would like to know where everyones temp gauge sits when there on the highway..

mine sits middle of the R in Normal (its an ea so N is Cold and L is hot)
this is doing 100km in a 3spd cpi

is mine normal or is it to hot

around town it sits top of the O


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eafan this sounds about right mines a 92degree thermostat and on highway driving it fluctuates inbetween R and nearl A tis is where R is coldests and A is hottest on an EA also on a 3speed cfi
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roughly the same... only hotter around the city than country... but in the safe zone

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yeh id hate to take mine to the city i rekon id be tow trucking it back home, will find out later in the year but, does urs fluctuate at all ever since i put a thermostat in it bounces like crazy.
the guy who did our head does performance cars and he suggested a 95degree thermostat but being a country car in the heat i dont think that gives much of a gap between boiling point so i opted out for a 92degree and my fuel economy liked it do almost double the range
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no mine moves a little.. like when i push it to 140km/h it goes up to middle of the M.. but ya 95degree is to hot 92 is the right on ..

my other ea runs an 82 and thermo fans.. but it is unreged so i don't know what it runs
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yeh and surprisingly doesnt move at 160k oh well thats ea's for ya, an easy way to find out if it is to hot there is a heat plug at the end of the head firewall end if its melted ur car has been overheated
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hey
i just flushed out my radiator and put a new thermostat in. once the car has warmed up it sits dead centre, sometimes it goes down a little as the thermostat opens more.
but most of the time it is dead centre. (dead centre being on the R)
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bozza17 is that doing what speed .. as mine gotes up to that at 100km/h
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Does anyone know what temperatures correspond to what position on the gauges?
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but being a country car in the heat i dont think that gives much of a gap between boiling point so i opted out for a 92degree and my fuel economy liked it do almost double the range
Actually if you run good coolant and the system pressurises correctly the coolant won't boil until 120C or a bit higher. Or if you run a stronger coolant mix it goes up to 130C or thereabouts..

100C is common mistake that I made a while ago until I was better informed.

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