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#1620530 - 17/05/2018 09:30 Ongoing temperature issues
X19_pilot Offline
Club member 1155
Enjoying the ride

Registered: 03/10/2009
Posts: 1167
Loc: Sheffield
I changed the thermostat on Tuesday as the car wasnt getting up to 90 degrees unless in heavy traffic. I have just come the scenic route to work, a good 10 mile run and until I hit traffic, the temperature didnt get close to 90 degrees. When it did hit 90 in traffic, it subsided again once moving.

What temperature should the car run at once warmed up? I am wondering if the thermostat is faulty (unlikely?), but I dont want to start replacing it again if I am just being paranoid.

If I have messed up the coolant mix ratio (dont think I did), would that affect the running temperature?

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#1620532 - 17/05/2018 09:37 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
BBR Offline
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Registered: 15/05/2011
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That sounds like normal behaviour
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#1620537 - 17/05/2018 10:33 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
mr_nobut Offline
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Registered: 06/05/2009
Posts: 319
Loc: bristol
Hi, not sure exactly what the ‘normal’ temp performance should be. Mine is quite weather and speed dependand.
When cold it sits around 80 or lower when on a run only getting near 90 when stuck in traffic.
In summer, it’s nearky always around 90 and generally stays there except in traffic when it goes up a bit and fans come on!
Used to be really low all the time until I changed the thermostat.
Guessing as long as it between 75-90 then it’s ok and engine won’t run rich?
Anyone know what it is meant to do? smile


Edited by mr_nobut (17/05/2018 10:34)
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#1620538 - 17/05/2018 11:00 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
X19_pilot Offline
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In that case, I changed the thermostat for no reason then as its running the same as it did before biglaugh Hey ho, its one less job to do in future!

Thanks guys, I am just having to remember all the quirks after 2 years not driving it, and my paranoia is still running high! thumb

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#1620539 - 17/05/2018 11:13 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
Dazvr6 Offline
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Registered: 23/10/2013
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Loc: Staffs
Sounds ok to me.
Both my 20vt's ran around 75-80 in normal running and both had new thermostats fitted.

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#1620540 - 17/05/2018 13:26 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
Master_Mariner Offline
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Registered: 16/09/2007
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Originally Posted By X19_pilot

Thanks guys, I am just having to remember all the quirks after 2 years not driving it, and my paranoia is still running high! thumb


Check the oil, check the oil, check the oil :-)

MM

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#1620542 - 17/05/2018 16:17 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: Master_Mariner]
X19_pilot Offline
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Originally Posted By Master_Mariner
Check the oil, check the oil, check the oil :-)

MM


biglaugh I can remember that much! How could I forget? thumb

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#1620544 - 17/05/2018 17:14 Re: Ongoing temperature issues [Re: X19_pilot]
Edinburgh Offline
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Registered: 04/03/2007
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Loc: Auld Reekie
Have a look at this excellent howto with comprehensive info on running temps and gauge fluctuations
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