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    Car running hot


    Been out today in my brothers car,the temp gauge got to just before the red,stayed there,checked for leaks none found,radiator is okay full fan blade is okay,turned heater on just in case air lock,still no change to temp gauge,would it be because its a hot day,only other thing i can think of is could it be a faulty temp sender

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    Quote Originally Posted by new to this View Post

    Been out today in my brothers car,the temp gauge got to just before the red,stayed there,checked for leaks none found,radiator is okay full fan blade is okay,turned heater on just in case air lock,still no change to temp gauge,would it be because its a hot day,only other thing i can think of is could it be a faulty temp sender
    Any ideas thanks Dave
    Shouldn't be the weather - I regularly drive mine with temperatures in the high 30s, 40s, even when it has touched 50 degrees Celsius one day last August.
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    Quote Originally Posted by new to this View Post

    Been out today in my brothers car,the temp gauge got to just before the red,stayed there,checked for leaks none found,radiator is okay full fan blade is okay,turned heater on just in case air lock,still no change to temp gauge,would it be because its a hot day,only other thing i can think of is could it be a faulty temp sender

    Any ideas thanks Dave
    Assume your brothers car is a Stag?

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    Quote Originally Posted by HersnotHis View Post
    Assume your brothers car is a Stag?

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    Yes it is a stag

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tdm View Post
    Shouldn't be the weather - I regularly drive mine with temperatures in the high 30s, 40s, even when it has touched 50 degrees Celsius one day last August.

    Terry

    Thanks his car never normally runs hot,so looks like some thing must be wrong

    Thanks dave
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    Instrument voltage stabiliser? Is the fuel gauge being a bit optimistic too?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kryten View Post
    Instrument voltage stabiliser? Is the fuel gauge being a bit optimistic too?

    Russ

    No fuel gauge is normal,would i be right thinking faulty temp sender ?

    Thanks dave
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    Quote Originally Posted by new to this View Post

    Russ

    No fuel gauge is normal,would i be right thinking faulty temp sender ?

    Thanks dave
    Buy the one from LD Parts, as it is the correct one - only 7 so worth trying this first. food to see you yesterday Dave.

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    Given the heat yesterday, I'd wait until the weather cools down a bit, take it for a run then and see if it behaves as normal. If it does, then it was the heat yesterday that did it. Mine was running a touch warmer than usual yesterday.

    If the temp was significantly higher then it is likely to be something else.

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    Mine runs normal in this heat.
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