MarkParm Posted January 23, 2008 Share Posted January 23, 2008 I recently imported a 1984 110 to Canada. It has a disco 200 tdi engine. I've jumped through all the hoops to get it registered here in BC. Now I'm down to sorting out the last few mechanical problems which led me to this forum... I have questions in regards to how hot this engine should run. It came with the 200 tdi temp sender but the original 4 cyl petrol gauge so the gauge would go off the scale as soon as I turned the key. I've replaced the gauge with an aftermarket model. Running it with the 200 tdi sender shows the temp at about 110 C. I'm in the middle of tapping out the 200 tdi sender so I can put the aftermarket sender in (it came with multiple thread adapters - none of which fit). The truck has a kenlowe electric fan which has been coming on frequently even though its averaging minus 10 - 15 C these days. So I'm thinking I do have temp problem. I chucked the thermostat on the stove and it opened just before the water boiled. When I squeeze my top rad hose I feel a corresponding surge in the bottom one. The rad looks to be new when they swapped engines. I turned the engine over briefly with the sender out and antifreeze came out of the hole (ie the water pump works?). Is there anything else I should be looking at? HOw tight is the belt supposed to be on this engine? I had a mechanic replace the heater matrix as it had been leaking. Would there be a temperature problem if he hooked the heater hoses up backwards (it does produce decent hot air in the cab). Thanks in advance for any advice Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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