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temp guage gone mad
« on: March 20, 2007, 18:33:27 PM »
just driving along as you do and about 5 minutes after leaving home the temp gauge went right off the clock waaay past the red and layed flat, i knew the engine was fine as well id only been drivin like 5 mins n even red wld kill your engine and few minutes later it went back to cold, thought nothing of it but i took my car to my local garage today to have my lower swivel bolt fitted as the old one sheared and had got stuck and as soon as i started the car the fan came on but the temp guage was fine. any ideas?

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Re: temp guage gone mad
« Reply #1 on: March 20, 2007, 18:45:00 PM »
Maybe the thermostat? my astra done the same thing after hitting a c**t of a pothole..

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« Reply #2 on: March 20, 2007, 18:53:35 PM »
could be as my suspension is rock hard and quite a few things have gone because of that, reckon my swivel bolt went because of that, was probably a bit lose and hit a bump and it sheered it.

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« Reply #3 on: March 20, 2007, 18:55:54 PM »
Yea thats what went wrong on my astra.. and fan my fan was on all the time.. i actually just unplugged it till i got it fixed.. hope that sorts it for ya :)

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« Reply #4 on: March 20, 2007, 19:08:20 PM »
thanks mate. my alarm and immobiliser went becuase the terminals got shook off the battery and with a delocked car you can imagine the nightmare, yup i did have to climb out the sunroof and spent hours trying to unlock my car and start it, then i realised the interior light was flashing on and off while driving before this happened so yer turns out it was a loose connection.

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« Reply #5 on: March 20, 2007, 19:09:21 PM »
LOL i was going to delock my car.... HMMMMM not anymore...

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« Reply #6 on: March 20, 2007, 19:17:53 PM »
haha i wouldnt recommend at all, not a good idea, mines been ok since ive properly connected it to the battery terminals but i dont trust it, it deadlocks when i put the key in and press the button and when i get to the other end of my journey and switch the engine off i hope and pray i can get out, lol even worse i was picking someone up, lol itl probably cost alot to get removed so il just live with it and hope it's ok, should be now its all connected properly.

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« Reply #7 on: March 20, 2007, 19:19:22 PM »
Hmm think were talking about different things... what i was going to do is get remote central loking fitted.. then buy handles without locks? is that what you have?

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« Reply #8 on: March 20, 2007, 19:28:04 PM »
yeah thats what ive got, the remote central locking, alarm and immobiliser is all controlled by the same button, press 2 unlock and disable alarm then put the key in, press the button again to de immobilise and the ignition comes on and deadlocks the doors (guess thats for traffic light muggings or woteva) but only thing is if it buggers up on your way u cant get out the other end, its fine now though, i hope,lol its a pretty damn safe car but little to safe,lol

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« Reply #9 on: March 20, 2007, 19:29:28 PM »
ahhh lol.. i wouldnt bother with the alarm.. no need for it where i live :)

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« Reply #10 on: March 20, 2007, 19:38:19 PM »
i found out how loud my alarm is when i was connecting the alarm/central locking/immobiliser to the battery,lol EXTREMELY, and if you go to near the car or pull the passenger side handle it screeches for a split second to let you know its got heavy security, keeps my ps2 n all the rest of the ice safe though, to be honest though id rather have a reliable locking system over any ammount of ice any day,lol

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« Reply #11 on: March 20, 2007, 19:45:12 PM »
So all this is in a Nova right?

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« Reply #12 on: March 20, 2007, 19:56:52 PM »
yup, sounds really impressive, not really, the locking system i wanted coz nova's arn't exactly hard to get into, i had to break into my old nova several times. and the ice is a ps2, 8 inch screen, freeview headunit, 6x9's and boot build with 12" 1000watt sub with 1200 watt amp thats all but id rather it wasn't thieved.

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« Reply #13 on: March 20, 2007, 19:57:49 PM »
got any pics?

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Re: temp guage gone mad
« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2007, 20:00:28 PM »
yeah actualy funny you say that i was about to say no but my mate took some last week, il get some of the inside to next time i see him and the engine, not that anyone here hasn't seen a redtop before,lol. il just get him to send them to me the ones he took of the outside.