[TR] TR6 Temperature gauge pegged hot

David Porter frogeye at porterscustom.com
Mon Apr 13 06:14:38 MDT 2015

I'd look to see if perhaps a varmint has been chewing on the wiring over 
the winter..

On 4/12/2015 6:14 PM, jeffn at msystech.com wrote:
> Well, it was a great day here in southern New Jersey. Sunny and in the 
> mid 60's. I started my '72 TR6 for the first time since last winter 
> and observed the the temperature gauge started out pointing to Hot, 
> rather than Cold. Hmmm.. So, I unplugged the wire to the temperature 
> sensor. No change. I grounded the wire. No change. After driving 
> around for a while, the gauge finally pointed to the middle, and a 
> little while later, it was pegged past hot. I removed the thermostat  
> years ago since I never drive when the weather is cold. The water 
> level is fine, and I replaced the radiator two years ago with one of 
> those expensive aluminum ones.
> So, the question is: Is my gauge finally shot?, wiring problem, sensor 
> is bad, or something else?
> Thanking in advance,
> Jeff N.
> '72 TR6
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