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water temp gauge reads 80degrees when cold with new sender

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Hi,

 

i was wondering if anyone would know why my temp gauge would read 80degrees when cold with a new temp sender/sensor.

i accidentally broke the wires off the original sender so i bought a replacement off ebay and hooked it up but now its zero is at 80 degrees.

its a pivot temp gauge and couldnt find anywhere to buy a pivot/greddy/ jap electric sender from.

any suggestions on why its f**ked or where to get a better sender from. they are sending another one but got a feeling itll do the same thing.

 

cheers

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Make sure the sensor is Earthed, your probably running a inline gauge sensor connecter, and because its got rubber hose either side of it, its not Earther. So simply run a cable form the outside of the sensor to the chassis, try that and hope that fixes your problem.

 

or just get a mate to hold some wire from bottom of sensor to Earth of battery or good chassis earth point.

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The sensor has to be matched to the gauge. They work as a pair.

 

At the worst it will read incorrectly or even backwards.

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