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Chris Gloss at firstname.lastname@example.org wrote on 2/1/09 5:25 AM:
plan one ... temp guage is burning out from use and old age ... or your
wires are that send the messages to the read out on the dash are losing
impedence because of the heat. this suggests your engine is doing just fine
and your electrical system is failing in this part of it. likely it is an
easy fix, just swap out the temp sending unit.
plan two ... temp stuff is just fine .. and you are losing your thermostat,
radiator works just fine in Arizona with 120 heat going on ... so it can
cool things once it gets open. As it is likely open all the way all along,
heating it up on idle gets it up ...running it in the wind brings it down
... rest on the road again with idle brings it up again. easy fix is swap
out the thermostat ... can pull it and place it in a pot on the stove, heat
the water up and watch it perform per specs if it is good.
if it is bad, when you pull it cold, instead of being closed, it will be in
the open position.
sumbuddie hopes this helps
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