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    engine temp problem

    Hi folks hope you all had a good xmas.......

    obviously with the extreme cold wether recently its been taking longer than normal to get engine up to normal runing temps. I replaced thermostat a year ago and i'm pretty sure its nothing to do with that.

    The other morning i let car idle for about 15 mins to get it warmed up dropped wee man across town then all in all car was driven and idled for 45 mins, still no temp registered on temp gauge. so switched car off to go into shop started car up and temp rose straight to 85 ish. when its reading a temp it works fine just sometimes it takes ages to register or not at all!!! temp sensor somwhere?

    any ideas much appreciated lads.

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    could be a dodgy temp sensor, which in most cases is screwed into the thermostat housing unless x16szr then it sits on the inlet manifold

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    Sound like the thermostat or the temp sender

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    cheers guys will have a look in the morning for the sensor. don't think its the thermostat as when it gets up to temp its fine and stays hot even when driving.

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    Did you use a genuine GM thermostat?
    I>< Silver Coupe ><I

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    yeah i did, i bought one from lmf vaux first off but they were made of plastercene lol went through two then got money back, bought one from vauxhall dealer perfect since.

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    Ive tried factor thermostats and they never last 5 mins - usually in cold weather and most of winter months I blank the rad almost completely with cardboard then cut bit off at a time till I get a good running temp on gauge. Heater lovely, problem solved.
    Moral - buy genuine thermostats!

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