Water tem^p gauge problems in Mauritania
I am currently in Nouakchott inb Mauritania and I have a series 3, 1983, petrol bearing. The gauge shows the needle on red most of the time although I hazve just crossed the Sahara in 3 days and the engine, radiator, hoses are fine and you can touch them even after 6 hours of driving in sand in 40 C + / I have already changed the water pump (new), the wx filled thermostat hqs been thrown away, the radiator was striiped ane re-soldered in Nouadhibou, the coolant circulates, the brakes are fine, the engine is running like a gem, the electric thermostat by the engine block is new (managed to find one yesterday), waterways are clear, water circulates easily. I am at the end of my teather on this one.
The petrol gauge is also suspicious as it sometimes shows a high reading. I have a 90 amp BMW alternator and a 100 amp battery. Is it possibly a faulty alternator or voltage regulator, short circuit somewhere, wires rubbijng together. The windscreen wipers keep blowing which suggest some kind of fault somewehere. Driving at night in the desert with the water temp needle fully on red is not a pleasant one!
Any one out there experience the same problem. Anyone reading this in Africa or passing, I am at the Tergit camping by the beach, north on Nouakchott by the plage des pecheurs.