As many people will be aware certain model Seicento's and possibly some Cinquecento's do not come with a temperature gauge of any description. Instead they are fitted with a temperature warning light, or as I like to call it, "Oh Crap" Light.

The temperature warning light will only come on at extreme temperatures, as I know from experience. At this time the coolant will be boiling and will start to blow steam out of the pressurised cap, not really ideal, as by this point you risk serious engine damage.

To remedy this situation I set about fitting a temperature gauge to my car, which has been running for over a month as I write this article and has been working fine and providing a talking piece and most importantly, an accurate temperature read out. (y)