well i posted here: http://www.bonnevilleclub.com/forum/...ic.php?t=91289
about my high temps... well today i started up the 97 and the 95 side by side, and used an infared temp gauge to check the thermostat housing, engine block, etc. and found out that although the gauge on the 95 reads 60* hotter, the engine is roughly the same temperature!
i'm glad the engine is not running that hot.. I did notice some possible corrosion on the radiator by the hose that comes out near the airbox. could a bad radiator somehow affect the gauge?
the only problem is, i have replaced the temp. sensor so i don't know why i am getting these bad readings, or why it is only some of the time... sometimes the gauge appears to read normal. this is why i thought the engine was actually getting hot. i figured that if the gauge was bad, it would just stop working or constantly read high, not fluctuate. today it read steadily high though.
another problem (possibly related) is that my fans dont come on. is this a fuse or relay that could be bad, and causing the gauge to read funny as well as disable the fans?
is there another possible way to read the temp, that wouldn't also give me false readings? maybe an aftermarket temp gauge? (the dash one may be bad) and i dont feel comforatable not having a working temp gauge indefinitely.