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Old 08-07-2016, 03:34 PM   #1
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Running Temp is too hot

Hey guys,
I just bought a vintage 1990 elandan. Im driving it and the twmperature gauge is way over 250. What are your suggestions. Anyone know the acceptable temp range for an old rv like this one?

Im going to add some coolant and try and drive it into town, about 45 min drive. Then get it checked out. Any other suggestions from RV veterans out there?

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Old 08-07-2016, 03:45 PM   #2
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Could be the sensor or the gauge. If the unit is not boiling over it is obviously OK. Many times the readout is approximate, in this case may be reading high.
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Old 08-07-2016, 11:52 PM   #3
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Faulty temp sensor

So how do you fix a faulty sensor? Replace it?
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Could be a number of things, Thermostat not opening all the way, radiator blocked, fan clutch not working, Low on fluids, old radiator hose collapsing,
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Before I changed anything I would check to see if the gauge is accurate. I use an infrared thermometer to check the temperature beside the sensor.


As suggested by lifemember washing the radiator out and checking the fluid levels and state of the hoses is a good idea.
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I think the gauge or the sender has gone south. If the engine temp was actually over 250, you would know it! That's boil-over, shut-down territory.
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