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Post by kevinswenson » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:41 pm

Hello,

My name is Kevin, new member from France and new owner of this one ;)
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Also was wondering if someone could tell what is that, connecting to temperature sensor right ? :
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Post by Clueless1 » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:52 pm

Hi and welcome!


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Post by philhoward » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:54 pm

It’s a diode - what it’s doing near the temperature sender I’ve no idea?

Welcome by the way!


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Post by _Zeb_ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 5:59 pm

Welcome!
Where are you in France?



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Post by DARK STAR » Sun Jan 12, 2020 9:40 pm

Kevin is in Finistère (quite a long way from you!)
The car is ex Mike Dinet, ex Max Durand, one of the founder cars of Scimitar France.
Welcome to the forum Kevin :D


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Post by _Zeb_ » Sun Jan 12, 2020 10:03 pm

Yes far from us :wink:
I've the feeling that a lot of Scimitar or TVR owners are close or in Brittany, is it due to the fact that the climate is similar to the one took in account for the design :D ?



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Post by peter freeman » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:09 am

There should be a green/blue wire between the sender and the gauge - yours is obviously not "standard". Original wiring drawings can be found here :- https://www.scimitarweb.co.uk/~nenoggins/Wiring.htm Welcome to the club.



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:12 am

Left field thought - it might have been used to correct the fact it isn’t the right sensor (Ford instead of Reliant); the forward voltage drop of a diode being about 0.7V might just about correct it at normal operating temperature?

I suspect the alternative wire colour is that the crusty original has been replaced.


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Post by kevinswenson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:18 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Left field thought - it might have been used to correct the fact it isn’t the right sensor (Ford instead of Reliant); the forward voltage drop of a diode being about 0.7V might just about correct it at normal operating temperature?

I suspect the alternative wire colour is that the crusty original has been replaced.
Thank you and Hello from Brittany, closest french spot to New York ;)

Actually I have some temperature issues and don't know where it comes from. After 10 minutes ride, temperature jumps to 120°. Just bought a temp infra light to see if it comes from the gauge / sensor or actually the engine.

Do you think I can still drive ? or should I wait ?



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm

Does the fan come on (green light on the dash)?


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Post by kevinswenson » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:40 pm

philhoward wrote:
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Does the fan come on (green light on the dash)?
Just drove from my house to the office right know. It worked as always and just stopped, no more fan, no more light.



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Post by DARK STAR » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:48 pm

The temperature sender switches on ok about 90º ?
Presumably the temperature does not rise further until the fan stops ?

So you need to find out what is switching off (both fan and light), probably the sender.
When it switches off hot, short the terminals of the 'otter switch' (sender) and if the fan works again the problem is there.

Strangely I had this problem recently on the boss's Calibra, the fault was in the plug not the sender ...


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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:53 pm

kevinswenson wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:40 pm
philhoward wrote:
Mon Jan 13, 2020 12:20 pm
Does the fan come on (green light on the dash)?
Just drove from my house to the office right know. It worked as always and just stopped, no more fan, no more light.
It should cycle on and off (actual times depend on the switch; anywhere between 10 seconds a minute on) and hold the temperature at about 90 degrees; if it’s doing this then it’s the gauge at fault.


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Post by kevinswenson » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:18 pm

Hello everyone,

Just to let you know the fan is back on track. The fuse was dead. Changed it and back on.
The motor is at good temperature (tested with infra light)
So the problem is with the sender. Received the new one from Nigel (the thread is longer on the new one, normal?) ! Was looking to change it but some oil started to flow. Should I refill as it was when I add the new one?

Thank you for your help and all your feedbacks



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Post by philhoward » Mon Jan 20, 2020 12:26 pm

Oil? It’s normal to lose a little coolant when swapping it but it’s normally only a little - looks worse than it is usually.

There should be some thread showing when it’s installed - it doesn’t screw all the way in, being a taper thread.


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