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Old 10-12-2004, 02:43   #1 (permalink)
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I placed this in this thread because it will get answers quicker.

Today i noticed that my temp gauage sat on the higher side of normal on my way home from uni. It seemed to fluctuatle and play around a bit, so i put it down to the gauge maybe being alittle faulty. However, i noticed the car didnt have as much go as usual. After i stopped and opened the bonnet, the engine bay felt fairly hot. After it cooled, i checked the coolant and oil levels which were fine. The oil wasnt milky and there is no screaching when being driven and the fan spins freely a little when the engine is off.

Anyone got an Idea of the problem?
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thermostat. + hot whether. Check your fan belt too.
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Re: Heating problems

Every car seems to run like a slug in hot weather. If the gauge is fluctuating, you may need to drill a 3mm hole in your thermostat.
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Re: Heating problems

Thanks guys, maybe, im goin to take it to uni again tomorrow and monitor it closely, im stumped, i first thought it was the Head gasket, but i checked it fully and it appears it isnt. Im still lost.
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replace ya thermostat!!
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replace ya thermostat!!
Will that bring the temperature down? the car is still overtly hotter than normal i think.
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it's cheap and easy to replace, and from what i understand, a faulty Thermostat WILL give you dodgy readings on your temp guage.

how many k's has your EB done and had it blown the head gasket yet ?
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240 odd and yeah, its done a head gasket before.
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did you have ac on at the time? the compressor takes a few hp from the motor to drive it

99% of cars out there today would have been absolute slugs, mine was......

temp was a little hotter than normal, nothing to worry bout though............it was 33 degrees out!
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Cheers guys, it was just the heat yesterday. The car ran fine today, nowhere near as hot as it was yesterday. Me thinks i should consider thermo fans.
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