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Date:         Mon, 21 Feb 2011 16:10:24 -0700
Reply-To:     Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@Q.COM>
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From:         Karl Wolz <wolzphoto@Q.COM>
Subject:      Re: Engine running COLD
Comments: To: David Beierl <dbeierl@ATTGLOBAL.NET>
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When vigorously cleaning the pins, be sure to do it gently, as the plastic tends to be a bit brittle.

Karl Wolz

|-----Original Message----- |From: Vanagon Mailing List [] On Behalf Of |David Beierl |Sent: Monday, February 21, 2011 3:35 PM |To: vanagon@GERRY.VANAGON.COM |Subject: Re: Engine running COLD | |At 12:40 AM 2/21/2011, Gregg Carlen wrote: |>Sitting at idle for awhile, the needle will rise to the top side of |>the temp light. I turned on the radiator fan and it cooled right |>back to the center. Still have a problem with the temp warning |>flashing during startup and continuing for 10+ minutes. Possibly a |>bad temp sending unit? | |Nope. Bad gauge. To make certain, pull the 42/43 relay on the relay |panel. If as I firmly expect the symptom continues you have a bad |cap inside the gauge which you can fix or I can. Pmail me. | |If the symptom goes away when you pull the relay, pull the level |sender from the pressure bottle and clean the pins vigorously with |Scotch-Brite then report results. While you're back there looking at |the pressure bottle, inspect closely for impending cracks. I'll have |a couple pictures up shortly. | |Yours, |David

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