Running Temp of ZX Diesel

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Running Temp of ZX Diesel

Postby Ben » Fri Apr 20, 2001 10:23 pm

Hi,
I have a 92 ZX Diesel. Through normal use the tempeature is usally on half way or slightly over half way on the gauge, is this normal? The fans rarely cut in, but I seem to remember it used to run cooler than it does now.
Anyone have a comments on this? Thanks!
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Postby Jon » Mon Apr 23, 2001 2:03 pm

Normal running temp on ZX D/TD seems to be just under 90 degrees, i.e. half way up the guage. The fans should be in by 92 degrees. They will only ever kick in when you're sitting stationary for some time in a trafic jam.If in any doubt, and for the cost involved, replace the rad fan thermo switch in the rad with a new one, and refill/bleed the cooling system. Then leave the car ticking over, after a while, when the temp passes 90, the fan should start up.
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Postby Simon Canfer » Mon Apr 23, 2001 6:28 pm

My 1992 TD (with a recent radiator) runs at 75, maybe 80 if used harder. I suspect the gauge isn't the highest quality available however...
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Postby Ben » Thu Apr 26, 2001 2:03 pm

Thanks! Mine usually runs at halfway up the gauge. Basically what prompted this was that the car looked like it was overheating, in as much as the gauge said it was very hot, say 100-105 but the fans didnt cut in. Subsequent inspection has revealed that whilst climbing a hill the temperature gauge would rise. Driving round a roundabout the gauge would fall to 75-80! Think the sender is on the way out!
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