To all 60 series owners...

Submitted: Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 18:27
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My mate has a 60 series cruiser (2H diesel) and probably three times in the last 6 months for no reason his temp guage has suddenly climbed to hot for no apparent reason. Engine checked, didn't appear hot hot and than will fall back to normal. We suspect it's a faulty guage or guage on the way out.
Anybody else had this problem?
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Reply By: Boeing - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 18:46

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 18:46
Hello Chris, Your mate has a great taste in 4wd's.
He will probably notice to that the fuel gauge will head to full as well. The problem is the sender? that controls both of these. Once this is replaced (it sits behind the main dash where the speedo etc is, the problem is solved. Having said that I have installed one of those radiator prob devices that give off an alarm if no water is detected. Cost about $150 installed but I figured that this was much much cheaper than a new motor if I cooked it. With a problem like this you can get into a false confidence that it is the gauge and not the fact that a hose has broken. I am sure someone more technical than me will know if it is a sender or some other name.


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Follow Up By: blue thunder - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 04:04

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 04:04
your $150 "low water alarm (LWA)" is a great investment. Every diesel should be fitted with one!!!

My story:
I lost all water from the radiator overnight, did not notice until steam was coming from the bonnet, after having driven for some 7mins without water in the radiator, the next morning.!!
Result: Head cracked, had to be replaced $3,000+ approx.

I still did not know about a LWA, until a deisel mechanic in alice springs (on my next trip) said that the repair of cracked heads due to loss of water was a large part of his business, and they could all be eliminated by fitting a LWA $100+. I got one fitted that day.

Your investment $150 was well spent.!!!!
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Follow Up By: Davoe - Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:45

Monday, Apr 05, 2004 at 09:45
Asulutly correct with a full/near full tank of fuel my temp gauge often heads way north- dont worry bout it
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Reply By: Member - Stephen (WA) - Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 19:22

Friday, Apr 02, 2004 at 19:22
I've seen this happen quite a few times on some 75 series in an underground mine I was working at in the early 1990's. Probably twice per week all the guages would move to their maximum levels (including temp and fuel guage) for a couple of minutes and would then drift back down to their proper positions in unison.

Scared the heck out of me the first time it happened as I only "saw" the temp guage. The second time it happened to me I was sitting with the shiftboss and he said it happens occasionally and pointed out all the other guages were up also.

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Reply By: mcgra - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 12:40

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 12:40
hi all

wher do you buy these LWA's from?

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Follow Up By: Coops (Pilbara) - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 21:19

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 21:19
opposite lock sell one
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Reply By: Phil G - Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 14:42

Saturday, Apr 03, 2004 at 14:42

Boeing is on the right track. The temp and fuel gauges get about 6 volt power thru a bimetallic regulator located within the fuel gauge. The contacts stick sometimes, hence your intermittent problem. You need to remove the fuel gauge, and either replace the fuelgauge (which contains the regulator), or touch up the contacts.

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