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Re: Water Temp Gauge Broke

To: Ajhsys@aol.com
Subject: Re: Water Temp Gauge Broke
From: "J. Adrian Barnes" <adrian@workgroup.net>
Date: Wed, 04 Aug 1999 13:37:24 -0400
Cc: spridgets@autox.team.net
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Reply-to: "J. Adrian Barnes" <adrian@workgroup.net>
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I think (but not sure) that the '78's and beyond had a wire instead of a
capillary tube.  Not sure how to do the swap, but since mine is also bad, I'd be
interested to know how as well.


Ajhsys@aol.com wrote:

> In a message dated 8/4/99 11:33:49 AM Eastern Daylight Time,
> gottstein@erols.com writes:
> <<   This weekend on a super-hot day, my water temperature gauge started
> moving
>  toward Cold rather than Hot as time went on.  Then it stopped working all
>  together.  I found that the wire (the one with the coil around it) had
>  snapped right where it meets the radiator at this connection that come to a
>  point that the wire sticks into.   Do I need to replace the whole apparatus,
>  or do I just need to stick the wire back in?  I couldn't get the nut off the
>  radiator with moderate pressure, so I figured I wouldn't play with it in
>  care coolant went shooting everywhere. >>
> - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
> OOPS!  That sounds like a capillary tube rather than a wire.  The stuff
> inside has now leaked out.  You have to replace the whole thing, or send it
> out to have it rebuilt.
> Does anybody know what model years of Midgets used the water temp gauge with
> the capillary tube?  I know my '77 has it, and it's the dual gauge with the
> oil temp on top.
> Allen Hefner
> '77 Midget
> '92 Mitsubishi Expo LRV Sport

J. Adrian Barnes, MCP
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