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What temperature...

Postby jimp357 » Thu 10.03.2016, 20:48

Hi all.....

Out of interest what is the "normal" running temp in °C ?

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Re: What temperature...

Postby GeoffSmith » Thu 10.03.2016, 22:03

About 82°C.

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Re: What temperature...

Postby Saltire » Thu 10.03.2016, 23:54

GeoffSmith wrote:About 82°C


So if mine never gets above 1/8 scale on the gauge, is that likely to be a stuck thermostat?
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Re: What temperature...

Postby jimp357 » Fri 11.03.2016, 00:19

Saltire wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:About 82°C


So if mine never gets above 1/8 scale on the gauge, is that likely to be a stuck thermostat?


My experience is a dodgy gauge or connections. My gauge has stopped altogether... still got power to the sender but no reading... I've decided to put a separate measure and gauge on my.. nice little unit able to switch a number of things, at Temps I can specify

It's why I'm looking for an average normal working temp.. 80 ish sounds fine
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Re: What temperature...

Postby Simon_P » Fri 11.03.2016, 00:22

Yes - confirm by feeling the top hose.

If you really want to know what is going on buy one of geoff's elanscan cables.
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Re: What temperature...

Postby jimp357 » Fri 11.03.2016, 00:29

Simon_P wrote:Yes - confirm by feeling the top hose.

If you really want to know what is going on buy one of geoff's elanscan cables.


I have one..... very good point.. forgotten all about that.. need to find the software now..
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Re: What temperature...

Postby Saltire » Fri 11.03.2016, 08:44

Simon_P wrote:Yes - confirm by feeling the top hose.

If you really want to know what is going on buy one of geoff's elanscan cables.


I have one . . . I just wish I also had a laptop with a battery which lasted longer than 5 minutes :D

Thanks, all, off to investigate
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Re: What temperature...

Postby lotusflasherman » Fri 11.03.2016, 14:55

Saltire wrote:
GeoffSmith wrote:About 82°C


So if mine never gets above 1/8 scale on the gauge, is that likely to be a stuck thermostat?


My observations, using a digital gauge with thermocouple in contact with thermostat housing wrapped in pipe insulation, are here ...forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=44&t=23199&p=308407#p308470

Seems 1/8 th scale is 53°C, or thereabouts, so I reckon thermostat is overdue for replacement. Bet your fuel consumption is awful if the engine doesn't get up to temp.
I run a 89°C Astra Van stat that gives me a heater that does something for winter use with hood down. Info about thermostats here..forum.lotuselancentral.com/viewtopic.php?f=134&t=24910#p314079

Any thermostat mounted in the vertical position (as in Elan) should have a 'jiggle valve' to stop air getting trapped in the stat housing and stat should be installed with it at top / 12 o'clock position. Somewhere in the wiki is an article that suggests a Mini thermostat can be used but they were installed in horizontal position so don't have the jiggle valve.
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Re: What temperature...

Postby rip » Fri 11.03.2016, 16:06

Saltire wrote:
Simon_P wrote:Yes - confirm by feeling the top hose.

If you really want to know what is going on buy one of geoff's elanscan cables.


I have one . . . I just wish I also had a laptop with a battery which lasted longer than 5 minutes :D

Thanks, all, off to investigate

A 12v charge lead works quite nicely, the you only have to rely on the battery for the brief moments the engine is stopped.
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Re: What temperature...

Postby epipete » Mon 14.03.2016, 07:11

rip wrote:
Saltire wrote:
Simon_P wrote:Yes - confirm by feeling the top hose.

If you really want to know what is going on buy one of geoff's elanscan cables.


I have one . . . I just wish I also had a laptop with a battery which lasted longer than 5 minutes :D

Thanks, all, off to investigate

A 12v charge lead works quite nicely, the you only have to rely on the battery for the brief moments the engine is stopped.


I may try that as I'm using my Dads old pc and he passed on (too) many years back and the battery is also knackered - interestingly they are available on ebay from the Continent just not in the UK!
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