New to the site and hoping to get some help.
I have a converted 1989 LT31 (2.4 diesel). The temperature gauge stopped reading a few months ago. Thinking it would be an easy enough fix I took it to a local garage but he wasn't able to find the proper replacement. The new one he put in reads too hot (he told me it would be so). Soon after that the red light started flashing on hills, which I ignored for a bit thinking it must be the new sensor (never had any overheating problems before). Pulled into a garage one hot day and it turns out the thermostat was jammed shut. Have since had the thermostat replaced. These days the needle settles at 2/3 the way to the top, reaching 3/4 (and a little more) on hills. It never moved much when the original sensor was in. I don't think the engine is overheating but all the same the hypersensitive needle is disconcerting and I'd rather have the proper one fitted. I live in a rural area in the west of Ireland and the small garages around here aren't bothered to go to the effort of finding a genuine part for an old vehicle they rarely see anymore. If anybody on here could help me find the right part number so I could source one myself I'd be very appreciative. It's our first camper van after years of lusting after one and would like to make sure it lasts as long as possible.