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Old 01-18-2013, 09:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Topaz540i View Post
The gauge is buffered and therefore not accurate.

My car is a 530 but just as an example, my car is fully warmed at 106 but it will read noon when ktemp is still in the 80's all the way to 106.
Best bet is unlock the comp and use test 7 ktemp.
Topaz, if the 106 is degrees centigrade (Celsius), your KTMP is high. You might have a fan clutch issue or something else. Whne my original fan clutch bit the dust, I had almost the same readings. With the new fan clutch, in hot summer days it sits solid at 96 when fully warmed up, and toggles 97-98C in stop-and-go with AC on. With AC off, it's back to a solid 96C. Now, in winter, it sits solid at 94-95C, and hits the 96C mark only if it's a tad warmer and heavy stop-and-go traffic.
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