Re: [DML] Odd Temperature Gauge
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Re: [DML] Odd Temperature Gauge



This would confirm my suspicions. I hope you're wrong because it 
doesn't look as easy to change a thermostat on this car as on others 
I've changed. 

Interesting also that it also took me two tries to pass my emissions 
test. The car spent awhile idling at the second shop while the guy 
tried to find DeLorean in his system and it passed easily.

Running extra cold might be the only thing that lets me get around 
here in Vegas in the Summer... it buys me some travel time. So 
getting it right for Winter might take its toll later.  As long as I 
stay in heavy traffic in the Winter, the car won't really run cold 
much. What to do, what to do...

I guess the answer might lie in what temperature that 1/8 mark really 
represents.

Marv
#10820


--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, Chris Almy <chris.almy@xxxx> wrote:
>
> My D used to behave the same way. Only sitting in traffic would the 
needle 
> pass the 1/4 mark. When I replaced the water pump and thermostat, 
the 
> needle would then go to the 1/4 mark and stay there. This confirmed 
that my 
> old thermostat was sticking open since the temperature gauge was 
untouched.
> 
> You can check for a stuck thermostat by starting the car when it's 
cold and 
> turning on the heater. When the air starts to get warm, the coolant 
inside 
> the engine block is now warm. Turn the car off and check the 
radiator. 
> Before I replaced the thermostat, it would be slightly warm too. 
After I 
> replaced the thermostat, it was cold.
> 
> I also discovered this is why I failed my first emissions test. The 
car 
> couldn't get up to full operating temperature before I took my 
first test. 
> The second time I had to wait in line and temp rose to the 1/4 mark 
and passed.
> 
> Chris
> VIN 4099








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