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post #1 of 25 Old 05-29-2013, 10:50 PM Thread Starter
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No temperature gauge

Hi,

Since we know that versa's/tiida's dont have temperature gauge... i was wondering how can we know if the car is getting heated above normal ?

The red light on dash only comes on when the temperature is critically high.


Lets take this scenario:

Any car normally has constant engine temperature reading after warmup. My dad's civic warmed up to the same temperature for 12 years - wouldnt move a degree no matter what the outside condition/traffic. Only once he had a minor problem, that was when he stopped in traffic, the needle would move up "a noticeable LITTLE", and when the car moved, the needle would go back again. This was in safe levels, however he took the car to a garage, and he said some pump or fan or something is damaged (i was a kid that time), and it was a cheap fix - <$20. And it was rock solid perfect again.
But to determine this issue, he had to see the needle move.


How could we determine if something like this happens to our versa?
We dont have temperature needle

I really want to know where my temperature stands, and how it reacts in traffic, and how it reacts when i rev to 6000 rpm. Also i want to know if my normal temperatures are above normal, then i would change my coolant-water mixture, but where is the neeeeeeeedle !


The red light on dash is for something thats extreme heating, but i want to see if my temperature is normal for day to day operation.

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I just purchased my versa and was thinking of this issue as well. I have an aftermarket Autometer gauge from my eclipse that i sold and was thinking of installing it on the versa just to see what the temperature is. I agree though ussually a temperature light comes on just in time to tell you to shut off the engine before any real damage happens.

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When i first got my versa, the lack of the temperature gauge was bothering me and i reseached simple solutions, the one i decided on was an ELM 327 ODBII bluetooth module that i use with my Nexus 7 and the Torque App, it displays realtime information, and its extremely easy to setup.
heres a picture of the setup, this specific picture doesn't have the temp gauge on it, but it can very easily be added.
https://sphotos-b.xx.fbcdn.net/hphot...99096899_n.jpg
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Hi,

Since we know that versa's/tiida's dont have temperature gauge... i was wondering how can we know if the car is getting heated above normal ?

The red light on dash only comes on when the temperature is critically high.


Lets take this scenario:

Any car normally has constant engine temperature reading after warmup. My dad's civic warmed up to the same temperature for 12 years - wouldnt move a degree no matter what the outside condition/traffic. Only once he had a minor problem, that was when he stopped in traffic, the needle would move up "a noticeable LITTLE", and when the car moved, the needle would go back again. This was in safe levels, however he took the car to a garage, and he said some pump or fan or something is damaged (i was a kid that time), and it was a cheap fix - <$20. And it was rock solid perfect again.
But to determine this issue, he had to see the needle move.


How could we determine if something like this happens to our versa?
We dont have temperature needle

I really want to know where my temperature stands, and how it reacts in traffic, and how it reacts when i rev to 6000 rpm. Also i want to know if my normal temperatures are above normal, then i would change my coolant-water mixture, but where is the neeeeeeeedle !


The red light on dash is for something thats extreme heating, but i want to see if my temperature is normal for day to day operation.
If you don't mind spending the money, the Scanguage will not only give you your engine temperature, but about 17 other readouts.

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I agree that it is stupid not to have a gauge.

Who knows what temperature actually triggers the light....so the only thing really to do is install an aftermarket coolant temp sensor/gauge. Also, make sure the coolant is in good shape.
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scangauge. Got one after about a week. To me not having a temp gauge is ludicrous.
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^especially in hotter climes
Fortunately my mind is eased a bit cuz my Altima and Sentra's temp gauges promptly moved to just under half scale, and stayed as if glued, even when 35degC with A/C on in stop n go traffic [happens at border crossings frequently]

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I second the scangauge 2....i was going to install an autometer temp gauge that i already had, but i read up on the scangauge and thats definatly the way to go!

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my only problem with the scangauge is its fugly....i would go with this Edge Products| Product

or a regular gauge in a pod

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my only problem with the scangauge is its fugly....i would go with this Edge Products| Product

or a regular gauge in a pod
The scangauge isnt fugly. It does what 20+ gauges can do in 1. Put in the cubby over the radio with the door. Thats where I have mine.

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