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#394918 - 09/10/17 06:17 AM Mysterious short?
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Hi gents,
Please help.
My temp gauge started rising with increase in rpm and in a few minutes blew the 'standard' fuse which most of us have installed on the starter. I replaced the fuse, which blew again after a few minutes.
Any suggestions will be much appreciated
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#394919 - 09/10/17 06:26 AM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Floats]
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I would look for a wire shorted to the temperature gauge tubing.
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#394920 - 09/10/17 06:49 AM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Chipper]
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I think that Floats has a 1929 so his temperature gauge would be electric.

Floats: When posting questions always tell us what year car you are asking about so that we will give you the correct answer based on your year of vehicle.

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#394924 - 09/10/17 09:27 AM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Junkyard Dog]
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Apologies Gents,
Yep, a 29 with electric temp gauge. Checked that the temp wire was not shorting out, took it for a drive and realised the altenator was overcharging. Increasing rpm from slow idle flicks the amp needle from negative to hard over indicating 20 +.
Any comments?
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#395003 - 09/12/17 09:17 PM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Floats]
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Thanks gents,
Problem solved by replacing faulty voltage regulator.
Regards
Chris
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#395008 - 09/13/17 05:32 AM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Floats]
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Glad you got it solved. Diagnosing thousands of miles away not always the best. Hands and eyes on is always better.
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#395015 - 09/13/17 10:22 AM Re: Mysterious short? [Re: Chipper]
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Tks Chip,
Your support is much appreciated
Regards
Chris

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