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qldhighway

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Hey Guys,

I have 2 questions about my VS. I have just put a VT engine in it and it runs really well. This forum was great for the Valley Cover/Inlet Manifold torque settings and a few other bits and pieces. But there are so many posts with keywords for 'speedo' and 'thermo fan' that I cant find what I am looking for so I thought I would just start a new topic just for me! Sorry if this duplicates.

Question 1: The Speedo
Is the speedo cabled or electronic?
Where should I start to look if it is not working?

Question 2: Thermo Fan
What are the main causes for a thermo fan not to work that does work when powered manually?
(Yes I checked the fuse!)
Where should I start in tracking this down?


Thanks again JC and Users!
qldhighway!
 

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worth checking the temp sensors on the engine which switch the fan on and off ... switch could be faulty or a loose connection to them
 

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speedo is electronic


and thermo fan might be the coolant temp sensor, how high does your temp gauge get upto? cause the fan usually kicks in at about 3/4
 

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1....does your speed alert thingo work?.....check the vehicle speed sensor at back of trans...make sure it's connected.
2....remove connector from coolant temp sensor (one with 2 cables), turn ign on and lo speed fan should come on in 10 secs or so and the hi fan after another 10 secs - this is a check that the ECU is switching the fans.

I'd buy a Gregorys manual...it will pay for itself very quickly.
 

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1....does your speed alert thingo work?.....check the vehicle speed sensor at back of trans...make sure it's connected.
Not really, the speed alert thing seems kinda busted. I might need to track a new one down from the wreckers. Would this impact on the speedo not working?

I will check the sensor on the Tranny as soon as the rain goes away!



axemurderer101 said:
and thermo fan might be the coolant temp sensor, how high does your temp gauge get upto? cause the fan usually kicks in at about 3/4
The Temp Gauge gets to just over 1/2 (high as I have had it since the engine swap. Driving around it sits on 1/4. I thought 3/4 would be getting extremely hot!?

I will let it idle for a while and see what it gets too, again waiting on the rain!
 

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The speed alert would use the same input as the speedo....which you said doesn't work, so a likely culprit for both will be the VSS - vehicle speed sensor.
3/4 on temp gauge is where the fan will turn on. Some Commo's turn on a bit earlier but not all, so it may well be OK.
 

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Thanks Hako,

Your input has been muchly appreciated.!

I will test all of this soon and post the results.

qldhighway
 
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