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Heat gauge reading?

Postby Carsono » Sun Jan 08, 2017 11:06 am

Hi guys im new.first post.problem.local running around car is fine.but when I drive long distance it heats up.with the ac on it heats up much faster.so tested radiator seems blocked.could c the fins blocked.replaced it with a 3 core gtr aluminium radiator.did get to drive it long distance again.but I wana know wer the heat gauge should be?at the moment its on dead center when its on operating temperature.plz help.
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Re: Heat gauge reading?

Postby Carsono » Mon Jan 09, 2017 12:24 am

Did I do something wrong?maybe I.shud have introduced myself first?or I posted in the wrong place?im new to the forum so if I did something wrong excuse me.guys again after my replacement off the radiator I did not get a chance to drive long distance.jst curious if my car is reading normal tem p if its in the middle.and the coolant pipes seems to be filled with pressure but I can squeeze them.not sure if normal.answers will be highly appreciated.
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Postby Draco » Mon Jan 09, 2017 7:23 am

No you did not do anything wrong, it was the festive season and the forum is not as active as it was in the old days, dead center is right, just for in case, replace the sensor although it was showing you that it was starting to overheat, so it should be fine.

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Postby SonOfAnarchy ZA » Mon Jan 09, 2017 11:39 am

replace the radiator withn a bigger one. Did you check the thermostat?
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Postby Carsono » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:20 pm

Thanks guys.iv replaced thermostat which I got from nissan.water pump is good.Viscous fan good.I counted the lines in the radiator there is 48 out off that only 12 was clear.rest blocked solid with rust kinda stuff almost looks like rusted metal flakes.But I dont understand why only on the freeway it overheated and with ac on its worse.after I replaced radiator I didnt get to drive long distance.wil do so this weeknd.wer can I find a new temp sensor?
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Postby Carsono » Mon Jan 09, 2017 10:26 pm

Dont know how to post pics.would have posted pics off radiator disassembled.new radiator is 3 core.aluminium.actually for a gtr R33 but fitted good on my car.are these aluminium radiators any good?could not find a stock rad anywer!!!!!
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Postby Draco » Tue Jan 10, 2017 7:18 am

The alu radiators are better than the ones that came out with ours, no problem at all. The temp sensor you can find at any midas or autozone, just take a sample, think the best make is "Echna" or something like that, cant remember the right name.
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Postby SonOfAnarchy ZA » Tue Jan 10, 2017 10:46 am

water temp sensor for the ecu can be bought at midas if they dont have for a ca18 ask for a vg30 out of the 300zx it will be red
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Postby Carsono » Tue Jan 10, 2017 9:50 pm

Thanks guys I will go out tomorrow and get 1.will updat once iv taken a long drive this weekend
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Postby Carsono » Thu Jan 12, 2017 10:24 pm

Guys wher can I buy a viscous clutch for the ca18det.mine works but jst twt id change it to have peace of mind
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Postby SonOfAnarchy ZA » Fri Jan 13, 2017 8:19 am

as far as i remeber they are rather expensive will be cheaper to put 2 12inch electric fans
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Postby Carsono » Fri Jan 13, 2017 5:40 pm

Car is stock.wana keep it that way.and it isnt a problem but since ive redone my cooling system wud be nyc to get a new viscous inn.any idea wer I can.buy 1?
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Re: Heat gauge reading?

Postby Draco » Mon Jan 16, 2017 7:16 am

As far as I can remember the 1tonner/skyline has the same viscous.

Take a sample... http://hot4cold.co.za/viscous-fan-clutches/
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Postby Carsono » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:20 pm

Hi guys so I drove the car this weekend all seems to be good.no heating up.but the radiator pipes looks like they going to burst.they also quiet hard.is this normal?but heat gauge sits jst below half way.is it normal for radiator hoses to get hard ?
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Re: Heat gauge reading?

Postby Carsono » Tue Jan 17, 2017 9:21 pm

Thanks draco will have a look at those viscous fans.
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