Lotus Elan

Elan Plus 2 - Ambient air temp gauge

PostPost by: Jamiezt190 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:05 pm

Hello, I am well in to a dash replacement and have one more gauge to take out, and I think I know the answer. Do I need to remover the metres of probe cable with the gauge or is there a way of disconnecting the gauge and probe cable from each other?
Thanks for your help, James
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PostPost by: davidc » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:27 pm

I think the springy looking cable stays with.
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PostPost by: Jamiezt190 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 8:34 pm

David- you are correct and it runs through the depths of the engine bay through to the nose. I am looking forward to next weekend already . Thanks
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PostPost by: davidc » Sun Dec 13, 2015 9:55 pm

Final bit in nose is fixed by air box fixing bolt.
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PostPost by: Jamiezt190 » Sun Dec 13, 2015 10:05 pm

Many thanks for your help David.
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PostPost by: LaikaTheDog » Mon Dec 14, 2015 11:11 am

It is be piece all the way.

It is a copper capiliary wrapped in a steel "spring" that I have found to rust away completely !

The first one i did I burst the pipe... needed to be send away for repair and refill...

Second one I did. I very carefully wrapped the entire length with fabric electrical tape to add some protection
This one has been removed and replaced without any incidents ! Recommend you do not try and remove bends as that is when weakness is revealed.
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PostPost by: Jamiezt190 » Mon Dec 14, 2015 12:37 pm

Many thanks, thats very helpful!
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PostPost by: NedK » Wed Jan 06, 2016 10:22 am

LaikaTheDog wrote:Recommend you do not try and remove bends as that is when weakness is revealed.


Useful advice, thanks! Mine is intact and working, but the coil is very rusty. The last couple of feet are bent into loops about 6in diameter.

When you drew it back through the bulkhead, did you just 'wind' it through the hole? Did you manage to remove any rust from the coil?

All the best
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