Since I got my ’95 SW, I noticed the temperature gauge only reached the ¼. I ordered a new thermostat from the LR dealership 2miles down the road from my house (convenient). Last weekend I changed it out and found this. Old thermostat on right, new on on left:
It had a thermostat stamped 82, which is of course lower than the 88C temperature rating that the car should be running. I thought the new thermostat would do the trick … but after a few days of driving the temperature gauge still only reaches about ¼ of the way up.
Any ideas what could be causing me to run cold? Maybe it’s the gauge? I’ll look into getting a scan-gauge to get a second reading on the water temperature.
On another topic: My CEL came on a few days after buying the truck. The on-board display showed error code 44, which is the left side O2 sensor. I got two new O2 sensors from Rovers North and replaced both. I did the reset procedure and also had the battery disconnected (got a new Optima Yellow top) after changing out the O2 sensors. The light went off for a little (1 short drive) but has come back on and the is showing the same error code: 44.
Any ideas on this one?