60 Series temp guage problem

Submitted: Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:07
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Gday all,

The temp guage on the 60 Series has gone on the blink.. its a 2H diesel.

There is a sensor wire coming from the thermostat housing, does anyone know if this is the sender wire or just a warning light wire?

The radiator still seems to be working fine and the cars not overheating...so am hoping its just a sender issue.


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Reply By: Member - Phil G (SA) - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:30

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:30
A common problem on the 60series is the primitive bimetallic voltage regulator that is located within the fuel gauge and supplies 6volts to both fuel and temp gauge. If both the temp and fuel gauge are going off the top of the scale, this is the likely cause.

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Reply By: Rock Ape - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:34

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:34
The sensor in the thermostat housing is for air con shutdown if the water temp goes to high, the temp sender is located in the head near the alternator
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Reply By: revhead307 - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:48

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 17:48
Thankyou both.

I will try and check out the sender. The fuel guage is working fine, the temp guage just refuses to move from the bottom.

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Reply By: Therifleman - Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 19:13

Monday, Feb 11, 2008 at 19:13
Good day all,I had the same trouble years ago with my 60 series,we put a calibrated temp.gauge onto the vehicle & it was running at normal temp..We then replaced the temp. gauge ,made no difference.My mechanic after a number of enquiries then replaced the fuel gauge,after that all was well.As the previous reply stated ,I think he is on the right track.
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