Join Date: May 2002
Location: playing with oxy torch in a co
temp gauge display lost the plot !
I decided to change my thermostat a while back and I was given a rather rude shock when I did it. I removed the thermostat housing and I took off the old one (it had some surface corrosion, well probably since it has'nt been changed since 1998!). I put a nice new shiny triton thermostat in (5 yr warranty, better than Ford !!) filled up the coolant and I was away.
After a few times stuck at the lights (not a very hot day 23 degrees), the temp gauge all of a sudden shot right near the N mark not far from the hot mark. I shit my pants literally, so I drove the car home slower than a pensioner worried I might blow the radiator. When I managed to get her home I let the car cool and then I observed the coolant, no probs there. I took the car up to Natrad for a inspection. I actually found my car was running cooler than normal at 89 instead of 99 ish degrees. Is that good well I think it is, or is it! One problem though is my temp gauge stuffed or is another sensor the culprit?