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Old 02-26-2013, 10:27 PM   #20 (permalink)
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Good job on the mold metrompg. Every time you make something custom like this you will learn better how to do it.

Jamesqf: I thought only Ford did that, putting a "gauge" then hooking it to a switch. The temperature gauges on many Ford cars are just a glorified idiot light.

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Originally Posted by jamesqf View Post
If you're driving an Insight, the temp gauge isn't even a glorified idiot light. Mine jumps to 5 bars at ~145F, and stays there even at 230F (per Scangauge).

Also, I don't see any temps much above normal on level ground, at any speed. It's only climbing that apparently produces more heat than the radiator was designed to handle.
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