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  1. Hi All, I have replaced the standard temperature heat gauge with a combined oil and heat as per picture. The original gauge needle only got to exactly the same place as you can see in the picture on the new gauge (the original being the electrical one and the new one being capillary). I assume that as both are reading the same they are both OK and correct (it would seem to be a bizarre coinsdence if both read wrong). I have checked and it seems to be fitted with the standard 82c thermostat, question is, should I change to an 88c thermostat to see if I can get the needle to mid position where it should be ? The 1500 has been fitted with a wide radiator so cools better, but I don't think that's why it won't get hotter as the stat controls release temp from the head to the rad. The engine runs fine, I just want to see what would happen if I can get the needle to the mid position, I presume it will better running at nominal temp rather than a tad lower as at present. Any thoughts ?
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