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92White240 05-22-2020 02:56 AM

240 Running a bit toasty
 
So I've started to notice, after bypassing the compensator, my temp reads a bit high. It never gets really uncomfortable hot, maybe a needle-width's above middle most of the time, is this normal? If not, what should I check for the cause?

oldschoolvolvo 05-22-2020 07:59 AM

Do you have an infrared thermometer? Check the thermostat housing for the actual temp reading to see if it is above normal.

92White240 05-22-2020 12:45 PM

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Originally Posted by oldschoolvolvo (Post 6081253)
Do you have an infrared thermometer? Check the thermostat housing for the actual temp reading to see if it is above normal.

Sorry ut how can I tell if it's an "infared"

apachechef 05-22-2020 12:47 PM

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Originally Posted by 92White240 (Post 6081220)
So I've started to notice, after bypassing the compensator, my temp reads a bit high. It never gets really uncomfortable hot, maybe a needle-width's above middle most of the time, is this normal? If not, what should I check for the cause?

this has been beaten to death.
the compensator was used to avoid questions exactly like this.
the cause is bypass of the board.
Did you not read any of the threads talking about this?:-P
as above, use an IR thermometer on thermostat housing to eval ACTUAL temp and correlate to the gauge. the needle will not always be deadlocked on 9pm, actual temps vary slightly.

Short answer, the red zone is bad, below that, relax.

Great rela life demonstration what frustrated Volvo enough to make the faker a thing

apachechef 05-22-2020 12:48 PM

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Originally Posted by 92White240 (Post 6081315)
Sorry ut how can I tell if it's an "infared"

google infrared thermometer

92White240 05-22-2020 12:52 PM

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Originally Posted by apachechef (Post 6081316)
this has been beaten to death.
the compensator was used to avoid questions exactly like this.
the cause is bypass of the board.
Did you not read any of the threads talking about this?:-P
as above, use an IR thermometer on thermostat housing to eval ACTUAL temp and correlate to the gauge. the needle will not always be deadlocked on 9pm, actual temps vary slightly.

Short answer, the red zone is bad, below that, relax.

Great rela life demonstration what frustrated Volvo enough to make the faker a thing

My compensator was causing the reading to be right under the red constantly, so I removed it, and I tried searching threads and all I could find it stuff on what to replace for a hot car. And I understand there's been many questions on this sort of topic, but, and not trying to be mean or sarcastic, do you really expect there to be a whole set of new content/threads everyday on this site?

92White240 05-22-2020 12:54 PM

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Originally Posted by apachechef (Post 6081317)
google infrared thermometer

Am now realizing how stupid that question was, I thought there was some sort of other temp gauge some volvos had referred to as infrared. I understand

apachechef 05-22-2020 01:19 PM

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Originally Posted by 92White240 (Post 6081319)
My compensator was causing the reading to be right under the red constantly, so I removed it, and I tried searching threads and all I could find it stuff on what to replace for a hot car. And I understand there's been many questions on this sort of topic, but, and not trying to be mean or sarcastic, do you really expect there to be a whole set of new content/threads everyday on this site?

compensator "turbobricks"
159 esults on google
And I assume you must have learned a bit about the compensator when you learned that it existed and decided to bypass it.
To me, very puzzling sequence...
How does one learn to bypass the compensator without understanding what happens after
Quote:

do you really expect there to be a whole set of new content/threads everyday on this site?
yes I do, but I also expect and know most will be rehashed already answered questions by the lazy. '

no worries, sarcasm is not troublesome to me

92White240 05-22-2020 07:45 PM

[QUOTE=apachechef;6081325]compensator "turbobricks"
159 esults on google
And I assume you must have learned a bit about the compensator when you learned that it existed and decided to bypass it.
To me, very puzzling sequence...
How does one learn to bypass the compensator without understanding what happens after

This is my first car and as such, don't know much about cars. I was told about compensator boards by my dad whos had a fair bit of 240s, and wasn't yet aware of turbobrick's existence, so I just knew it was the problem, and he and I bypassed it. So yea puzzling. Thanks for the feedback, just didn't know to what degree running "warm" was normal

dl242gt 05-23-2020 06:26 PM

In general when you bypass the circuit. It causes the gauge to react properly to the engine. So you'll see the needle move about a bit more like for example as the thermostat opens and then temps level off you can see a spike on the gauge. Or if you are climbing a long hill loading the engine more. You'll see the gauge rise now because you don't have that stupid faker board in there.

92White240 05-24-2020 04:14 PM

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Originally Posted by dl242gt (Post 6081569)
In general when you bypass the circuit. It causes the gauge to react properly to the engine. So you'll see the needle move about a bit more like for example as the thermostat opens and then temps level off you can see a spike on the gauge. Or if you are climbing a long hill loading the engine more. You'll see the gauge rise now because you don't have that stupid faker board in there.


Makes snese, thanks

philski o'flood 05-24-2020 06:57 PM

maybe try a cooler thermostat

apachechef 05-24-2020 09:34 PM

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Originally Posted by philski o'flood (Post 6081740)
maybe try a cooler thermostat

Some tape over the gauge is better


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