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Temp Gauge Calibration

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by knayrb, Mar 29, 2011.

  1. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:45 PM
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    knayrb

    knayrb [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Usually in the early morning on the way to work I listen to our local news station. I work about a mile away from the actual broadcast studio where they also have weather equipment. On the radio every 15 minutes they announce the time and temperature at the station. I look at my temp gauge and it's about 2-5 degrees off. I have even deliberately driven by the station to check the trucks temp gauge with what they are saying. My Honda's temp gauge is usually right on or just a degree off.

    Also my garage is attached to my house so the temp in the garage is about 15 degrees warmer on colder 30 degree days. It takes a good 10 minutes of driving before the temperature drops closer to the actual temperature outside. My Honda will sense a change of air temp in about 30 seconds.

    Is my temp gauge whacked? Do others have the slow sensing time I have in my truck? Is there a known hack that re-calibrates the temperature gauge?
     
  2. Mar 29, 2011 at 3:46 PM
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    chris4x4

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    It all depends on where the temp station is located. Out here, Its normal for the temp to vary as much as 8 degrees or more from spot to spot.
     
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