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on Wednesday bought myself a 97 'P' reg Laguna 1.8RT from the auctions, the car drives really smooth, I always liked renaults especially Lagunas. Drove so many Renaults before as i used to work in a garage. owned renaults before some 12,9,11 and 21 they were all good cars or left good memories.
The problem is the car has no owners manual so if anybody can explain me the temperature gauge mystery acting like an oil gauge for the first 30 secs?? or is there smt wrong with my car?? couldnt figure it out and the temp gauge usually where does it stays in normal conditions? The car has done 88K miles and says cambelt changed @78K miles. What type of problems should i expect what shall I be looking for.
any help, advice and suggestions appreciated
thanx alot
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well done Chris, just that for newbies it might help.
 

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Hello everyone
on Wednesday bought myself a 97 'P' reg Laguna 1.8RT from the auctions, the car drives really smooth, I always liked renaults especially Lagunas. Drove so many Renaults before as i used to work in a garage. owned renaults before some 12,9,11 and 21 they were all good cars or left good memories.
The problem is the car has no owners manual so if anybody can explain me the temperature gauge mystery acting like an oil gauge for the first 30 secs?? or is there smt wrong with my car?? couldnt figure it out and the temp gauge usually where does it stays in normal conditions? The car has done 88K miles and says cambelt changed @78K miles. What type of problems should i expect what shall I be looking for.
any help, advice and suggestions appreciated
thanx alot
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Hello & Welcome to the Forums.

My best advice is not to go looking for problems that are not there enjoy your car, Do the usual safety and service checks but enjoy your Lag.

Regards

Ottoman
 

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Hi nitro and welcome to Renault Forums, the temp gauge under normal driving conditions should be in the half way position on the dial,
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The problem is the car has no owners manual so if anybody can explain me the temperature gauge mystery acting like an oil gauge for the first 30 secs?? or is there smt wrong with my car?? couldnt figure it out and the temp gauge usually where does it stays in normal conditions?
Yep, it's supposed to do that. If I recall correctly (it's been a while) a red LED lights next to the temperature gauge to show that it's in 'oil level' rather than 'temp' mode, and then after a few seconds, the light goes out and the gauge goes back to showing you the temperature.

It's a bit disconcerting if you're not expecting it, which is probably why they later dropped it in favour of showing the oil level as a series of O's and dashes on the trip computer display.
 

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I used to like that oil gauge on my old laguna i found it very accurate,If it went to the top of the red it was at the maximum on the dip-stick and if it only went to the bottom of the red it was on the minimum.
 
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