IIRC cap from a Civic is the same.
Well I dragged myself away from the DR today and sorted (?) Daily Bird.
Thermostat replaced, yes it is easy to do just by lifting the rear of the tank, no need to take the tank off, a relief to me since I had stupidly brimmed the tank two days ago. The old one tested fine.
Rad cap replaced because I have a spare new item.
Water pump replaced ... because I had a low mileage spare.
Temp sensor replaced on rad. Now that is where things get 'interesting' (non nerds need to look away now). This aftermarket one was sold for the Bird but came marked as opening at 85 dec C, (i.e. turns the fan on at 85 dec C) so I decided to test the one that I had taken out in my powder coating oven. The removed one was was also sold as a Bird item but had no markings. Test showed the old one turned the fan on at 100 deg C (or very close to).
Having found that out I realised that I didn't know what the OE switch should turn the fan on at! Anybody know? Past experience says close to 100C but I don't know if the OE item comes with a marking.
The result of my work is that the fan now comes on 'early' so I can't replicate my original fault where the gauge needle hits 12 O'Clock but with the fan running earlier I can imagine I am putting more stress on the charging system ....... but this set up should be a real bonus in the hotter climes of my 'tours' .... oh yes, plans have changed due to lack of ferries when I wanted to travel this year (and my wife's lack of enthusiasm for ferries) so instead of Spain/Portugal looks like I'm heading back to the Balkans this year :thumb: Didn't spend enough time there so I really fancy a return visit :smilebig:
the thermostat was far easier than i thought i found if you remove the hoses first gives much more room ,and a long extension
for the bottom bolt worked well
HI Duck assuming mine was the original judging by the state of the seal it probably is it has 82.c stamped on it
Would think fan on as fizzy says is correct. If it comes on at 82, your not really going to be running at optimum temp, not ideal for engine as will run too cool all of the time.
Originally Posted by waynecbrxx1100
I'm guessing based on what is in this thread so far that yours has been changed at some time.
Originally Posted by fizzy
with great care :smilebig: .Ö. the oven is big enough to get arms inside without getting burnt so I wired the sensor up and as the temp increased I measured the resistance change and compared it to when the sensor was cold.
Isnít there a small resistor in the back of the gauge that may have gone / be going belly up and creating open circuit ?
Anyway, early start time in the garage for me today. Fairings off (again), coolant drained, sensor in the rad changed back to the 100 C one, refilled and run up to mid temp all by 8.45 am! Motor now cooling so I can check the coolant level then up to 'fan on' ..... which I think needs to be a bit later since neighbours might not be keen to hear daily Bird at this time of the day :)
Well it's all gone pear shaped today!
When I ran the bike up to 'fan on' and switched off the fault on the gauge was still there ....... so out with the gauges (temp and petrol) as a unit and swapped for my 'spares'.
On this set the fuel gauge instantly hits the 12.00 stop! Out with the gauges and 'finger test' and low and behold rather than falling the needle continues to 12.00 :hmm:
and just for the record here is the temp gauge misbehaving!
Yes both are out of focus but I didn't have a spare hand to sort that! Oh yes, I was listening to the News :smilebig:
So you just changed that unit? Tried a complete set of clocks?
GQT in the background :rotfl: I dont even have garden.