I purchased a salvage beta marine diesel
last year and dropped it into my 27' Starwind. It came with the control panel
full of Faria gauges, but none of the gauges seemed to work. The temperature gauge would read about 125 degrees but never go higher.
We grabbed some other brand temp gauge at West Marine
and used that for a couple weeks. It read 160-180 when the engine
was running, but of course, it wasn't quite the same size as the Faria, so I switched back to a matching set of Faria gauges once I finished constructing the new control panel
The new Faria temperature gauge worked great all through the fall, but now it's reading 120-125 just like the old one.
Anyone else have experience with these Faria gauges failing in this manner?
One disclaimer, I have switched some wiring
off the alternator
around and I did have a wire grounded that shouldn't have been. However, none of the wiring
I changed was connected to the temp gauge in any way.
If nobody has heard of the Faria gauges failing, anyone know an electrical
reason why a temperature sending unit or gauge would suddenly start showing 125 instead of the correct temperature?