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  • wilf
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    The temperature sender capillary and bulb are soldered together, so to damage them you would have to melt the solder. I suspect the engine might have seized up before that temperature was reached?

    What might happen to the instrument itself if very high temps were reached is probably of more concern, there is a small metal "bellows" in there that expands and contracts to move the needle, I guess that could be more easily damaged.

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by StagJonno View Post
    Suppose it might depend on the temperature experienced. Mine must have gone well above the 110C max when I had a problem with my Kenlowe - had just been caning it up a long incline on the motorway and it was hard on 110C when I stopped, so with heat soak it must have been around the 120C mark. Feared for HGF, but got away with it. What I can say is that the Temp gauge (capillary type) seems to have suffered no detriment.

    Jonno
    Jonno

    thanks,thats what i was hoping to hear the Temp gauge capillary tube was still ok,i have one to fit the stag,but have modifiy the head back plate on the sprint to take one

    thanks Dave

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  • dasadrew
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    Originally posted by DJT View Post
    Hi Drew. I would have thought that your engine should run 'cool'. After all, not only did you clean out all the casting sand and decades of corrosion from block and heads, but you built it with more care and attention to detail than most were at the factory. If they had all been built like that, there would be no such thing as 'Stag Paranoia'....
    Thanks for those kind words Dave (I'll give you the £10 when we next meet )

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  • TR5convalescent
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    Ok, thanks Dave.

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  • KOY 23
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    Originally posted by StagJonno View Post
    Suppose it might depend on the temperature experienced. Mine must have gone well above the 110C max when I had a problem with my Kenlowe - had just been caning it up a long incline on the motorway and it was hard on 110C when I stopped, so with heat soak it must have been around the 120C mark. Feared for HGF, but got away with it. What I can say is that the Temp gauge (capillary type) seems to have suffered no detriment.

    Jonno
    Haven't you got a viscous fan?

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  • StagJonno
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    Originally posted by new to this View Post

    Drew

    You've lost me a bit there ?
    What i wanted to know was if the car over heated got really hot would it damage the capillary tube ?
    Suppose it might depend on the temperature experienced. Mine must have gone well above the 110C max when I had a problem with my Kenlowe - had just been caning it up a long incline on the motorway and it was hard on 110C when I stopped, so with heat soak it must have been around the 120C mark. Feared for HGF, but got away with it. What I can say is that the Temp gauge (capillary type) seems to have suffered no detriment.

    Jonno

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
    I suppose that depends on what is meant by overheating and what the materials used are!

    Drew

    Drew

    You've lost me a bit there ?
    What i wanted to know was if the car over heated got really hot would it damage the capillary tube ?

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by Jeff View Post
    Go on the forum and wind members up by asking questions, getting sensible answers, then telling them to mind there own business, THEN get the backing of some other members.
    Do you mean being grumpy old men

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  • dasadrew
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    I suppose that depends on what is meant by overheating and what the materials used are!

    Drew

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by dasadrew View Post
    Just measured the temperature between LH (where original temperature sender was) and RH (where my capillary gauge take-off is) transfer housings and it is 7°C.

    If I look at the temperature range of the Smiths dual gauge (mine is just a C-N-H one, but the scale is probably the same for the degrees °C one), then the 7°C effect of fitting it on the RH housing compared to the LH housing would more than place the needle on the right side of the "N"!

    Looks like I've got a cool Stag after all! (could have saved the money for the Revotec!)

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    So if the car over heats,does it also damage the capillary tube gauge as well ?
    Last edited by new to this; 23 August 2017, 21:08.

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  • Jeff
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    Go on the forum and wind members up by asking questions, getting sensible answers, then telling them to mind there own business, THEN get the backing of some other members.

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  • new to this
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    Originally posted by DJT View Post
    Hi Drew. I would have thought that your engine should run 'cool'. After all, not only did you clean out all the casting sand and decades of corrosion from block and heads, but you built it with more care and attention to detail than most were at the factory. If they had all been built like that, there would be no such thing as 'Stag Paranoia'....
    But if there was NO STAG PARANOIA, what would we have to do in the evenings

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  • redstag
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    Some time ago I checked 6 cars after a motorway run and all apart from one were around 10c hotter at the rear of the right head.
    The one actually had equal temps although I don't know that it meant a lot as he had problems with hgf some time later.

    Pete

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  • Mark Serj
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    Thanks chaps, I'll start looking for a tee piece. Interesting stuff all round.

    Mark

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  • DJT
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    Hi Drew. I would have thought that your engine should run 'cool'. After all, not only did you clean out all the casting sand and decades of corrosion from block and heads, but you built it with more care and attention to detail than most were at the factory. If they had all been built like that, there would be no such thing as 'Stag Paranoia'....

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