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    Heater Taking Ages!!

    I know this could sound like petty complaining, but its getting cold up by the coast now, 2 degrees and chilly winds!
    Heater seems to take along time to heat up in mornings, even if i leave to idle for a while, im nearly at college before it starts to get warm!

    Im not a total wimp but id like to have the option for heat!
    Any suggestions?

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    How long are we talking about? Mine takes about 10-15 minutes to have hot air blowing into the cabin.
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    thermostat get it replace simples should cost £15 tops
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    Quote Originally Posted by S-T-F-U View Post
    How long are we talking about? Mine takes about 10-15 minutes to have hot air blowing into the cabin.
    i think you should invest in a new stat too mate, 10mins+ seems a while too if you ask me?!
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    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    yup a would say it was the stat too!

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    Quote Originally Posted by low3sy View Post
    i think you should invest in a new stat too mate, 10mins+ seems a while too if you ask me?!
    lol, I thought this was the norm. How would you go about replacing it?
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    Quote Originally Posted by fozzie1984 View Post
    but the wife thinks its better to spend money on food and silly things like that.

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    could be wrong but might be worth changing your pollen filter also

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    Pollen filter is good to help airflow but won't help the engine get warm quicker.

    Regardless, leaving it to idle and warm up is a really good way of wearing your engine out, worst thing to do.

    New stat from Vauxhall is about £25-£30, usual symptoms of a stuck open stat is that the engine warms up fine when standing still but the temp drops quickly when moving.

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    I had the same problem. Car took ages to warm up to temperature (when I say ages I mean never). Changed CTS and thermostat and it's warming up fine and got heat within 5 minutes
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