View Full Version : Temperature gauge

05-12-2007, 07:49 PM
I think the temperature gauge in the Daytona, went south
sometime, permanetly, at somepoint. Either that or it is
the coldest running car, I have ever had! What is the best
way to check or what would you check 1st?. I am also a little
wary of the gasoline, but the oil and amp, seem to be fine!

I see Sudebaker Intl sales them for $65.00 a pop or are there
any other sources and should I replace all 4 to be safe?, if
I find there isn't a connection issue.

Thanks....I am not a mechanic...but would like to know how to
"root" things out.[8D]

glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

05-12-2007, 08:23 PM

Probably the simplest thing is to use a kitchen type thermometer to check on the temperature once it is in the normal operating range. I would suspect thet your car has a termostat in the 170-180 degree range. At leat you will know what temperature range your car is running.

Once you have immersed the thermometer in the anti-freeze, DO NOT return it to the kitchen inventory. Just buy your wife a new one.


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05-12-2007, 08:54 PM
Thanks Gary...that is easy enough!

glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ

Chucks Stude
05-13-2007, 12:07 AM
Next, suspect your sending unit before you look at the gauge. Then suspect your wiring..... Always look at the least expensive things first.

05-13-2007, 12:11 AM
Thanks Chuck....work backwards to weed out the culprit!

Appreciate the post!

glen Brose
Tumbleweed Flats, AZ