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Old 09-17-2002, 11:04 AM
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where should temp gauge needle sit....

just wondering guys where the temp needle should sit , i found since replacing my water pump and thermostat , when im cruising on the freeway , the needle seems to move a bit past the half way mark , then when its idling it sits right in the middle , is this normal....thanks..

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Old 09-17-2002, 12:24 PM
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That's perfectly normal in my opinion. During normal street driving, my temp needle is always just a hair pass the middle. Same for freeway driving. The needle stays cooler when I'm driving at night or when it's cold.
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:26 PM
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youre fine... if it goes past the 3/4 mark worry about it.. but with a new water pump and thermostat you should have no problem...
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Old 09-17-2002, 12:46 PM
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the weird thing is the colder it is outside the more the needle is just past the centre , i would of thought that in colder weather it would run a bit colder

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Old 09-18-2002, 12:10 AM
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That is relief, my car goes a little off the half way mark too. I thought some thing was wrong. I guess that is prob. why the 96+ e36 have no center mark on their temp gauge.

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