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Old 28 Sep 2005, 06:35 PM   #1 (permalink)
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question about water temp gauge

ive just fitted my splitfire electrical water temp gauge and instead of changing the temp sensor i just connected my wire to the original,the gauge goes from 40 - 120 and after about 10mins of running the gauge is showing 120 is this normal or do i need to change the sensor for the one supplied with the gauge?
the sensor is under the air intake will i need to drain the system to change the sensor?
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Old 28 Sep 2005, 07:25 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Hi, the semp (120 c) is about right, but really you should use the sensor supplied with the gauge as they are matched at the makers factory and would be the correct electrical resistance for each other ( but yours sounds a reasonable match).

Am unsure about the draining down as a lot depends on how accessable it is to replace, if its real easy to get at, then with the engine cold and the new sensor prewrapped with ptfe tape, you could quickly loosen the oem sensor and get the new one in rapidly and not loose much, but it all depends on accessability :wink:


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