Parts Catalog Accessories Catalog Tech Info Tech Forums
 
  Search our site:    
 Cart  | Project List | Order Status | Help    
  We salute a legendary member of the community.
Thank you for selflessly sharing your wisdom with us...
Go Back   Pelican Parts Technical BBS > 1- Porsche Technical Forums > Porsche 924/944/968 Technical Forum

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Rate Thread
Author
Thread Post New Thread    Reply
Registered User
 
scheistermeiste's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2003
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Posts: 1,025
Send a message via AIM to scheistermeiste Send a message via Yahoo to scheistermeiste
Question twitch! twitch!

well ive been working with my over heating problem for a while. found the culprit tho. my radiator is clogged. so i took it to a radiator place to have it flushed but im still ganna have to buy a new one... anyways onto my question. while i was there i had them unhook the vdo temp guage that the PO had put inplace of the clock and hook the original guage back up. while i was there it seemed to be working fine until i left. 1) im running slightly past the 3rd mark (most of the time) 2) it seems that the guage twiches randomly.... like it has ADD or somthing. when it does this it jumps way high and back to where it was... then i turned on my radio (1200watts in hatch) and then it didnt twich anymore it jumped up and down like the juggies on the man show. could this be a ground issue? all the other lights/guages are fine when the bass hits, no dimming or anything. suggestions? thx
__________________
Special Edition 924S 1988 <- SOLD!

Asking if you should replace that timing belt is like asking if you should re-use a condom that may have in hole in it with a hooker.
Old 08-12-2003, 02:07 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #1 (permalink)
Registered User
 
paulc's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: PA
Posts: 357
sounds like a ground
__________________
87na guards red(mine)
98 suburban(mine)
04 4Runner(wife's)
Old 08-12-2003, 02:28 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #2 (permalink)
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Richmond, VA
Posts: 484
It's a grounding problem. The meter movement is in series with the temperature sensor. The sensor has a negative temperature coefficient, which is a fancy way to say the resistance goes down when temperature goes up.

If the P.O. installed gage was using the same sensor, but different wires, then your problem is in the original wire harness.
__________________
Cliff Hipsher
'87 944 India Red
'86 951 Kalahari Metallic
Old 08-13-2003, 08:15 PM
  Recommend this thread for the PelicanWiki    Reply With Quote #3 (permalink)
Old 08-13-2003, 08:15 PM
Reply

Thread Tools
Rate This Thread
Rate This Thread:

 


All times are GMT -8. The time now is 08:00 AM.


 
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.6.0
Copyright 2011 Pelican Parts - Posts may be archived for display on the Pelican Parts Website -    DMCA Registered Agent Contact Page
 

DTO Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.