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    1.6 twinport running cool?

    I've got a mk5 1.6 twinport sxi (2006) and i'm worried it might be running a bit cool.

    You might know there's no temp guage on the dials on a mk5, but you can see coolant temp in a hidden menu on the display.

    When it sat idling on my drive for 10 mins or sat in traffic jams the temp goes up to 100 ish then the fan kicks in as normal

    however, when driving at 60mph the temp goes down to 65-68 degrees.

    I took it back to garage i bought it from to be checked, he said he's checked thermostat and it opens/closes fine.

    What temp does your 1.6 twinport run at when you're driving it?

    any advice? Mechanic said he's called vauxhall technical services and is waiting for them to get back to him (independent place, not main dealers)

    cheers

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    my mk4 runs at about 70 when its on m'way
    about 90 in stop start traffic
    and hits 100 before fan works when stopped in traffic


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    how do you find out the temp on a mk5? i have got a 1.4 sxi twinport, is a 55 plate. if i press the "BC" button on the dash/stereo, it simply says, no function on the display ???
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    there's a hidden menu using the stereo.

    Turn radio on, press 'settings' button for 10 secs until it beeps.

    Press the right hand button under the stereo display a few times (could be 13 times i think) until you see a screen with "V: T:"

    the number after V: is your speed in km/h, the number after T: is your engine temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan80 View Post
    there's a hidden menu using the stereo.

    Turn radio on, press 'settings' button for 10 secs until it beeps.

    Press the right hand button under the stereo display a few times (could be 13 times i think) until you see a screen with "V: T:"

    the number after V: is your speed in km/h, the number after T: is your engine temperature
    right, i tried this last night, and still doesn't work!

    had stereo on, pressed settings until i heard a beep, then scrolled right several times, more than 13, but was just cycling through different audio options

    tried it with stereo off, and nothing

    just to check that you can do this with a CD30?
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    I have the same engine and the temp in the menu shows between 98 and 110 dependning on traffic.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mgodden1989 View Post
    right, i tried this last night, and still doesn't work!

    had stereo on, pressed settings until i heard a beep, then scrolled right several times, more than 13, but was just cycling through different audio options

    tried it with stereo off, and nothing

    just to check that you can do this with a CD30?



    I have a CD30 too and it does work, sounds like you're pressing the wrong button!
    Press settings til it beeps, then press the small circular button immediately under the display (has got a circle with white dot in centre of it) on the right hand side (NOT the scroll right button!)

    other people have had to press it different numbers of times, but on mine it's 13 times til you see "V: T:"
    T is your temperature

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    Quote Originally Posted by amir2300 View Post
    I have the same engine and the temp in the menu shows between 98 and 110 dependning on traffic.
    Thanks for checking that for me mate, appreciate it, mine only reads 65!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spartan80 View Post
    Thanks for checking that for me mate, appreciate it, mine only reads 65!
    some say running is cool is the way to go, on the road my binnacle temp gauge shows 74 to 82 degrees c

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    just in case someone finds this thread and wants to know the outcome.....

    i got the thermostat replaced on my mk5 1.6 twinport today.

    The mechanic said when he took old one off he could see it was stuck open.

    New one's in now and the engine temp goes up really quickly to just over 100 degrees and the blowers are blowing nice and hot.

    Just so you know, a new thermostat costs £140-odd trade price(!) and over £200 retail price because the housing is all built into one unit.

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