Re: Temp rises when moving ,series 3 petrol
"Adrian Ford" wrote >
>> > Aye up lads n lasses,
>> > Does tha knaw owt abaat told temp gauge
>> > rising when ont move. Areight when still and ticking ova tha bugger
>> > just
>> > guse up when ont move and guse back daan after a bit when thas still.
>> > Ant a foggiest what its leking at as tha?
>> Perhaps its insufficient cooling provided by the radiator. This could be
>> sludged up system or be a problem with the water pump. What colour is
> Hi, the temp gauge reads (halfway) normal even when the engine is warm.
> when I start driving it rises upto just below red and will not rise any
> higher.When I stop again (engine running) the temp lowers back down to
> way again.
> Not sure if its an cooling system problem or a running gear problem.
> The water is blue as has been changed recently and cannot find any visible
> Could it be the thermostat, maybe the brakes binding as the rear wheels
> warm when I have been driving or is this normal.
I ask again, does your Fuel Gauge read accurately?
The reason I ask is that it is a common fault on S111's that there is a bad
connection behind the instrument panel which usually causes problems for
both dials as they don't get the proper amount of power and read wrong. It
could cause a problem for one dial though. My S111 temp was like yours,
always up on the red, and the fuel gauge was inaccurate.
Behind the instrument panel are two studs with knurled nuts holding on
electrical connections, these get corroded and loose. Undo the nuts
sufficient to clean the connections, grease them very lightly with Vaseline
and tighten. Do not remove the nuts, you will drop them never to be seen
again. Oh and watch you don't break the indicator switch selfcancelling lugs
off and check all wires/connections are as they should be as you reassemble.
Hope you have small hands too. :-)
In Runnymede, 17 miles West of London