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Ambient Temp Guage

PostPost by: Rob1n » Mon Aug 30, 2021 8:01 pm

Does anyone know where I can get my Ambient temp gauge repaired.
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PostPost by: Spyder fan » Tue Aug 31, 2021 11:41 am

I'm willing to be corrected but I'm pretty sure that a repair is not available due to the extremely poisonous chemicals (Cyanide) that are sealed within the sensor bulb and capillary of the ambient gauges.

I believe that the mechanical water temperature gauges can be repaired, but that's not much use to you. I think the only option is to look out for a working one second hand, they do come up from time to time.

Smiths now do an electronic version, but the bezels and faces don't suit our cars https://www.smiths-instruments.co.uk/classic/auxiliary
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PostPost by: elanfan1 » Tue Aug 31, 2021 12:56 pm

I’m pretty sure Speedy Cables in Ystradgynlais still refurbish them, apologies if I’m wrong!
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PostPost by: nmauduit » Tue Aug 31, 2021 1:44 pm

see on this very forum a member (bob_rich) who refilled his a few years ago :

https://lotuselan.net/forums/viewtopic.php?f=38&t=40879&start=15

and below his .doc tutorial
https://lotuselan.net/forums/download/file.php?id=52409
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PostPost by: Rob1n » Tue Aug 31, 2021 6:46 pm

Thanks guys. I actually picked the one I have in an auto jumble yonks ago and it has not been in the vehicle yet. :oops:
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PostPost by: Steve Brooks » Wed Sep 01, 2021 8:13 am

Hi guys, as someone who is in the same boat I called speedy cables in ystradgynlais last year. They don’t do this sort of thing anymore. Kelvedon lotus do sell new ones but are a bit expensive. Steve
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