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    Could it simply be a French sense of humour? I took the GTi6 down to collect paint this morning and although Mr Fast and Furious was sitting in the sun in the yard, his temperature gauge read -25C. Ha!!! On the way home his gauge climbed slowly up to 38C which is about what it is at the moment in Sydney. I conclude either; the heat played havocs with his sensor and refused to believe it was so hot; or, it is simply a French sense of humour???


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    Must be a coolant leak ;)
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    I find engine knocking to be a reliable temperature indicator.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom2042 View Post
    Could it simply be a French sense of humour?
    G'day,
    do the French have a sense of humour ?
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    Sure they do .. provided they aren't the subject of joke

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    Mais attendez !! I refer to the ambient temperature gauge; not the water/oil temps!
    Minus 25 C seems a little odd on a day of 38 C!
    Vive la difference !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Phantom2042 View Post
    Mais attendez !! I refer to the ambient temperature gauge; not the water/oil temps!
    Minus 25 C seems a little odd on a day of 38 C!
    Vive la difference !!
    You should be grateful the low outside temperature didn't immediately start the heater going full bore.
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    The ambient temp display on my 406 would occasionally creep down to 20 or so below the real temp and back up again at random times. I removed the LH mirror (where the sensor is located) and reseated the plug/socket connection which seems to have fixed it.
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    There's something about a high tenperature......
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    My C5 was reading temps yesterday that we did not want to be in. During the morning on a drive to Sydney it was reading 36 and this was pre 10am. The aircon was running consistently to keep us as ~21.5 inside. Once we stopped and got out in Sydney we knew it was 36ish. Later in the day returning home the car said 39 and this was as the southerly hit with a vengeance. By the time we got home the reading was 19.

    The C5 has at times registered as high as a believable 47. Parked in the sun on ashphalt. Fortunately the rear blinds were up and I had put pop in shades in the front windows, but the leather seats were still very warm.
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    Quote Originally Posted by UFO View Post
    My C5 was reading temps yesterday that we did not want to be in. During the morning on a drive to Sydney it was reading 36 and this was pre 10am. The aircon was running consistently to keep us as ~21.5 inside. Once we stopped and got out in Sydney we knew it was 36ish. Later in the day returning home the car said 39 and this was as the southerly hit with a vengeance. By the time we got home the reading was 19.

    The C5 has at times registered as high as a believable 47. Parked in the sun on ashphalt. Fortunately the rear blinds were up and I had put pop in shades in the front windows, but the leather seats were still very warm.
    Had the old R25 once read 54 when I came back to the poor thing after I left it in the middle of a new asphalt carpark on a Bendigo summer day... I'm surprised all those 80's French plastic interior bits didn't pack it in right there!
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    Our C5 was in the western suburbs yesterday. It was reading 41 when driving, and quickly rose to read 48 when we briefly stopped. The AC fans were full blast all day. BOM shade figure was just under 40 deg.
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