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Coolant led

Postby southernscouse » 09 Sep 2019, 19:53

I have had several T 3s over the last 20 odd years always when driving the temp gauge pointer has always been just left of the led and so it has been with my current T3 for the last 10 years recently even after a long run the pointer is further left than before if I get stuck in traffic the pointer will move past the led and the fan will kick in I have changed nothing the water levels are ok so why the change in gauge position
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Re: Coolant led

Postby Mocki » 09 Sep 2019, 20:52

Could be one of several factors ,
The age-ed wiring changing in resistance , due to heat and vibrations , or damage
The actual temp sender changing its resistance due to age
The connection Fiona onto the sender dirty or corroded
The gauge it’s self , or 5he connections to it on the dash cluster being corroded

Or maybe the engine temp has actually changed , running leaner causes warmer running temperature
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Re: Coolant led

Postby AngeloEvs » 09 Sep 2019, 22:01

.......also a possibility, aged thermostat?
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Re: Coolant led

Postby Ant-t » 09 Sep 2019, 22:32

AngeloEvs wrote:.......also a possibility, aged thermostat?

+1 for that
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Re: Coolant led

Postby southernscouse » 11 Sep 2019, 14:51

Well thanks for the replies now you given me a whole lot of things to check
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