Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: Auckland, Aotearoa, New Zealand
Engine Temperature gauge acting up
So, we are talking the gauge on the right hand side. 2000LT.
Something has gone a bit wonky, trouble is I can't remember how it behaved before exactly.
1. First symptom... gauge is now very active, jumping around quite a bit, nervous. Reminded me of those Smiths gauges on English cars from years ago... you have to look at them for a while and take a visual 'average'.
2. 2nd symptom... gauge stays on dead cold and then suddenly pops up to normal position (3/4 mark) when I accelerate hard, then drops immediately (instantly) to zero.
3. Everyday running is a mixture of 1 & 2.
4. No fans coming on. Temperature is in the 50-60'sF at the moment.
a. Never had trouble with the temperature, fans will cut in properly when really hot (like in summer in the US when in traffic etc).
b. Previously, the needle of gauge did move reasonably fast, but it was definitely smooth, not jerky, and would be 'gliding' around the scale, not 'REM'ing it.
Any thoughts anyone?
Located: Auckland, New Zealand...
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