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Offline lk1ng04

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vg temp guage or senor issue
« on: 01:41:08 AM / 10-May-15 »
Ok so ive been noticing that when i go start my vg it idles high but goes down like it should. Yet ive checked that the temp guage takes forever to show the car is warmed up. For example i let it warm up for about 5 min then i drove it about 10 miles and yet it barley moved to 1/4 of the total bar. As well it seems to be runnin a lil rich. Would i be right to say my temp sensor is busted.

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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #1 on: 08:44:25 AM / 10-May-15 »
..sounds like a stuck open thermostat.

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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #2 on: 10:33:04 AM / 10-May-15 »
What MC said... your sensor is giving your gauge a reading. Mine has done this twice with a bad thermostat. Easy fix.

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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #3 on: 04:57:02 PM / 10-May-15 »
And that would affect the idle and my other issues right
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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #4 on: 09:53:43 PM / 14-May-15 »
Quite likely. If it doesn't show it warmed up, it keeps feeding more fuel to keep the idle going.

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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #5 on: 01:00:53 PM / 06-Jun-15 »
thanx will do.
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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #6 on: 09:29:51 PM / 08-Jun-15 »
Let us know if it fixes the issue.

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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #7 on: 04:16:05 PM / 13-Apr-16 »
Since it ran rich for a while should i look into changing out the o2 sensor as well to help me pass this stupid cali smog
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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #8 on: 07:58:48 PM / 13-Apr-16 »
if it isn't causing a issue I would say you don't have to change it, but if it has never been changed and it isn't a big deal for you to buy it won't hurt. I ran with a bad head temp sensor for a while and after I changed that I didn't change anything else and never had a issue with passing. If you want to make sure you are going to pass for sure run 1/3 E85 and the rest 91 oct.

this is my last slip from my over 200k VG30E in my Maxima, running 1/3 E85 (no tuning device)




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Re: vg temp guage or senor issue
« Reply #9 on: 03:06:16 PM / 19-Apr-16 »
I checked n the o2 on the car looked like the original like it was old as the car it looked. 246,000 miles but i changed it n noticed i didnt smell gas frm my exhaust like i was smelling before but i still am going to swap out my thermostat since it seems to be stuck open
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