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My wife came in this morning & said, the Range Rover's outside temperature is reading 38 degrees. It was actually about 6 degrees (celcius)

I picked our daughter up from school this afternoon & when I started the car it initially read 48 degrees. By the time I'd got home it had fallen to 33 degrees.

I checked & confirmed the display hadn;t been changed to farenheit, it hadn't.

Does this sound like failure of the external temperature sensor or the beginnings of something more sinister with the HEVAC?

We do not have any other faults, no cheque book symbol etc.

Thanks in advance.
 

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I had that once - it was agood fault as it just sorted itself out.

I don't think htere are many implications except you will need to run in manual - if the climate control thinks its that warm outside the A/C will be full on and you will freeze in the car.
 

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Me too.....

Had the same fault about 18 months ago. It just sorted itself out after a few days and not returned since.
 

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Everything should be metric except our heights & weights and miles! Stupid world we live in really isn't it! `)

If it helps anyone google has a built in convertor for most things, simply type "38 fahrenheit to celsius" into google and it will do it's calculation above the search results, obviously you can then put anything else in like "5 meters to feet" etc
 

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The one that really boggles my mind is stones. WTF? If you paid me a million dollars, and wouldn't let me use a computer, I couldn't tell you how many stones I weigh. I don't even think I could come close.

Let's play... I'm going to guess 14 stone. I weigh 215 lbs.
 

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Google was kind enough to inform me that 1 stone = 14 pounds :think:

That's just weird. Who the hell figured 14 lbs was a great denominator to calculate large amounts of weight? I need to punch them.
 

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kmagnuss said:
The one that really boggles my mind is stones. WTF? If you paid me a million dollars, and wouldn't let me use a computer, I couldn't tell you how many stones I weigh. I don't even think I could come close.

Let's play... I'm going to guess 14 stone. I weigh 215 lbs.

Sorry Mag, 14 stones = 196 pounds... Makes you lighter than you thought :lol:
 

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Google was kind enough to inform me that 1 stone = 14 pounds :think:

That's just weird. Who the hell figured 14 lbs was a great denominator to calculate large amounts of weight? I need to punch them.

We mostly use stones and lbs for our own weight in the UK, I would have no idea without working it out how many lbs I weighed or how many kgs, but everything we buy like food etc is in Kg.

I guess that they just picked up some rocks which looked roughly the same size and weighed them in at about 14lbs so that was a stone?
 

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kmagnuss said:
Google was kind enough to inform me that 1 stone = 14 pounds :think:

That's just weird. Who the hell figured 14 lbs was a great denominator to calculate large amounts of weight? I need to punch them.

We mostly use stones and lbs for our own weight in the UK, I would have no idea without working it out how many lbs I weighed or how many kgs, but everything we buy like food etc is in Kg.

I guess that they just picked up some rocks which looked roughly the same size and weighed them in at about 14lbs so that was a stone?

So if you weigh 14and a half stones ,is that the same as 14 stones and 7pebbles :clap: :thumb:
 

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kmagnuss said:
Weird, because 38 degrees f is roughly 6 degrees c.
No, it's definitely in Celcius, the clue is in the little C that suffixes the figure :wink: I've toggled between celcius & farenheit just to make sure.

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I had that once - it was agood fault as it just sorted itself out.
I hope this will happen to me :pray: , the Wife only really does short journeys & If I'm correct the ECU only adjusts an error incrementaly over a certain amount time?

I borrowed it tonight & did a 22 mile journey to work this evening. When I started off it read 33 degrees C. By the time I arrived at work it was down to 14degrees C.
 

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Driving in France last week on the autoroute at a steady 70mph in snow flurries I began to get colder so increased the temp settings on the Hevac. Made no difference and I noticed that external air temperature was reading 27c so I overode the system by setting to high heat and drove with the windows partially open. About ten minutes later the external temp was showing 27c and it eventually settled down at 39c. I occasionally checked it and about 3 hours later it was reading 4c which was a much more logical reading. So I set the heating back to auto, closed the windows and its been ok since. But I'd still like to know why.
 

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I can top you all. :p

Went to a pub a couple of months back and asked the girl behind the bar for "a pint of coke please". Her responce to this simple request was "sorry, we only do a standard amount"



What exactly is a pint if its not a standardised measurement? It's as if I'de asked for "an amount of coke, please"
 

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Getting back to the original topic rather than the weights & measures discussion :roll: :wink:

Mine seems to have fixed itself, when I drove home after work this morning temp had dropped to 7 degrees C, (actual temp was 3 degrees C)

When I picked my daughter up this afternoon, display was reading 13 degrees C, my Landcruiser's temp gauge was reading 13.6 so I'm quite happy with that.

Hopefully that's the end of it :pray:
 
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