I tried google, but found too many 2G DSM links.
I got a bit of a scare this morning. Drove the GVR4 to work and I looked down and the temp gauge was 100% hot. I wigged out and pulled over and turned the engine off. Popped the hood to make sure the brand new water pump belt on the brand new water pump was still in place. After the momentary wig out, I realised, I had just left the house and the it would be impossible for the engine to get that hot, or even be up to normal temp yet. The rad cap wasn't even hot yet. So I put some pressure on the temp sensor plug and went to start the engine back up and the temp gauge went back to halfway.
I'm not sure what caused the hiccup. I did put a new temp sensor not too long ago. Perhaps it's not a good one.
My question is, how many people put a mechanical temp gauge in? Is the thermostat housing thick enough to tap another sensor? The 2G apparently isn't. What have you guys done?
I ended up driving the car to work without issue. I'm not too worried about actually overheating, but I would like to have a real, real-time reading of my cars coolant temps.