temp warning question

Brett Dikeman brett at cloud9.net
Tue Mar 2 21:48:36 EST 2004

At 5:00 PM -0500 2/28/04, Phil Rose wrote:
>At 11:54 AM -0500 2/28/04, feelstranger wrote:
>>Can the MFTS signal an overheat danger signal even if the temp 
>>gauge shows low temp and the actual temp is likely low?
>That's a common failure mode for the MFTS. If it happens, it means 
>you also have lost much turbo boost as well as  your A/C. Check the 
>maximum boost and you'll probably see no more than about 1.4 bar. 
>Also no A/C operation.

Half credit Phil :-)

The autocheck and ECU/CC head signals are separate.   The autocheck 
signal is at a higher temperature, at least on the mechanical version 
of the sensor(wax piston actuator, thermocouple disk).

Also, nobody has mentioned that low coolant will cause the same 
warning; they're on the exact same circuit.

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