Does anyone know why my temperature gauge sits above half wa

Does anyone know why my temperature gauge sits above half wa

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Hoonda111

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3 posts

1 month

Saturday 4th July
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I have had this ep3 for a couple of month now and the temperature gauge always sits above half way and i have seen on other ep3s they sit below half it never goes higher than that does anyone know anything cheers

Dave.

6,065 posts

209 months

Saturday 4th July
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Wrong thermostat fitted?

Have you checked the temperature with an obd scanner?

Hoonda111

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3 posts

1 month

Saturday 4th July
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I checked it with a obd11 reader annoying because I think the previous owner had the engine management light turned off because it doesnt light up and i changed all the bulbs init and the codes it gives me is P1298 says its a electric load detector and another which is p0420 think that might be the 02 sensor would any of them cause the temperature gauge to sit where its sitting cheers

thatdude

2,306 posts

83 months

Thursday 16th July
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The temp dial should sit below the half-way mark - it did on my 1.6 civic and it does on my 1.8 civic.

Those codes might point to a common problem. Have you checked the coolant temperature (and if so, what was it running at?). Do the fans turn on and off as they need to?

Simple question, but does the needle drop to the same level as the fuel gauge when the ignition is off (i.e. is it's starting position correct)?

Hoonda111

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3 posts

1 month

Saturday 18th July
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Hi the fans have never turned on i haven't checked the coolant temperature I will try that and wen the car is off the temperature gauge doesnt sit all the way at the bottom like the petrol one goes right to the bottom so it could maybe be faulty clocks maybe