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Temp gauage

This is a discussion on Temp gauage within the Camaro / SS forums, part of the Vehicle Specific category; I have a question for all. On my 02 Z, every since I bought her, I have noticed that the ...

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    Temp gauage

    I have a question for all. On my 02 Z, every since I bought her, I have noticed that the temp gauage never moves around. Once it gets to operating temp, it stays there, no matter what I am doing.

    It gets to about 195 -200 and sits there. Is this normal or is there something wrong?

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    Thats Pretty Normal Mine Does It Also
    Even When Im At The Track Feeding The Hell Out Of Some N20 Through It,it Never Gets Off Of 210

    Ive Heard That Our Temp. Gauges Are Junk And They Actually Dont Work Like They Should But I Dont Know How True That Is

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    They're about as accurate as smelling your car's exhaust and telling the air/fuel ratio by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01LSS6Camaro View Post
    They're about as accurate as smelling your car's exhaust and telling the air/fuel ratio by it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 01LSS6Camaro View Post
    They're about as accurate as smelling your car's exhaust and telling the air/fuel ratio by it.
    Thanks. I needed a laugh!

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    I think only the 98's had a working guage.

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    Correct, 98 was the last year for a real gauge. What we have is what I call an idiot gauge. As I heard it some customers were complaining about the gauge moving as the engine thermally cycled (up in temp - fans come on - down in temp). This led the designers to create a guage that, although it does move, is in reality a "it's cold", "it's at operating temp" & "OH SHIT! It's Gonna blow!" gauge.

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    yup, my 98 gauge moves with the fans turning on etc. my friends 2000 stays at 210 regardless of what is going on.

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    My 98 does the same, it'll move around for me.

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    my 95 goes up to about 180 after driving a mile or so and stays there

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    98s have working temp guages and senders btw!

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    i have a 98 z. and it stays about 190-210 no matter what

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    so......does anyone have a suggestion on where to get a better guage that would not be intrusive in the cockpit?

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    I was actually going to buy the new Bugatti for its b----in' temp guage.

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