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Electrical Tech / Re: Digital temperature gauge correlation to actual temps
Last post by Ductape91 -
If these senders are resistance based you can use the gauge fix thing you splice inline i mentioned in my fuel sender thread(Tanks MeterMatch but there are others) to make the gauge read at any level you want, provided you know the values for each bar in relation to the temp so you dont blow your headgasket.
Have you ever checked the engine ground strap?
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Electrical Tech / Re: Digital temperature gauge correlation to actual temps
Last post by EricCoolCats -
Paul, the bars are not representational of any value or increment. They are just there to show a general reading of the gauge, nothing specific. For all its 1980s aspirations, the full digital gauges are pretty much nothing more than abstract guesswork rather than actual, true displays of what's really going on. It's no wonder people sometimes hook up auxiliary gauges just to get a clearer picture of the temp and oil and volts situations.

Very rarely, grounding out the gauge can "reset" it. And a temp sending unit change can also help sometimes (if you can find one for a digital gauge).
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Electrical Tech / Digital temperature gauge correlation to actual temps
Last post by V8Demon -
So, anyone who has driven one of these cars with a full digital gauge cluster is aware that the normal operation of the temperature gauge shows 4 bars illuminated when at operating temperature. 

My 87, which is heavily modified, had an inoperative gauge for years.  Fast forward to me properly wiring it up and getting the correct sender for it.  The gauge itself in this particular car will not show above 3 bars and it takes FOREVER to even read that.  I have not hooked up any mechanical gauge to the vehicle yet but suffice to say, it definitely gets hot when you get on her.  Big 3 core radiator, 180 degree thermostat and a high volume water pump are in the car and have been for a while but the gauge was inoperative before all that went in.


Anyway, my question is this.


What temperatures or temperature ranges do each bar on the digital temperature gauge represent provided the gauge, wiring, and sender are all working properly?  I can't find anything in the shop manuals for it.  My gauges all self test good as per the tests in the shop manual.

I've had an issue with the oil chime going off at approximately 20psi for YEARS (it persisted even after a full gauge cluster swap and a few different sending units) and wonder if I have an issue with the ribbon behind the cluster itself that may cause both of these gauges to read incorrectly.

Obviously I have to hook up some mechanical gauge to verify an actual temperature at this point but would LOVE know the temperature ranges for the actual digital gauge.


If anyone has this info, please share it.

Thanks in advance!

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Engine Tech / Re: Misfire - '88 TC
Last post by Mikey97D -
Look down at the aux gear as well, just to verify.

Mine would drop cyl #3 at idle, but then come back when engine speed came up.
Thanks for the heads up.

Just checked the motor side and it looks better than the distributor gear.

Tomorrow a new pip is supposed to arrive from Summit.  Had trouble finding one even listed at the local parts stores.
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General Computer Forum / Re: Long Term File Hosting Recommendations
Last post by Mikey97D -
I have very limited experience with these types of hosting so please take this with a grain of salt.

If the files are not that big, I would probably put them in my Google Drive file although since sharing with strangers would maybe make another email address sub of my primary account.  My wife recently did something similar for a family calendar.  then I would just share with a link to that file on Drive.

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Engine Tech / Re: Misfire - '88 TC
Last post by Chuck W -
Look down at the aux gear as well, just to verify.

Mine would drop cyl #3 at idle, but then come back when engine speed came up.
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General Computer Forum / Long Term File Hosting Recommendations
Last post by Ductape91 -
Not sure if this the right place to ask but here goes anyway.
Does anybody have any recommendations for long term file hosting?
I have a few foxbody service related materials scanned up and i wanted to make them available to others that may need it but its been well over a decade since i even had to think about file hosting.