Hi Guys, I’ve been pondering this for a while, and decided now it doesn’t seem quite right, so thought id ask advice.
My car doesn’t get up to temperature on the motorway.
Around town, and in traffic, the car gets up to 90ish, and stays there (true 90 displayed on air con not dash reading)
It tends to hover between 83 and 95 in traffic and usually just under 85 around town.
I drive 30 miles up the A3 to work everyday, and on the A3, doing around 60ish most of the way, it very rarely gets above 70 at all!
Yesterday, I drove the whole way home at 80 and it was still only reading 63 degrees after 32 miles!
I know that cars will run colder with good airflow across the rad, but it never seems to get up to a decent temp at all on the dual carriage way.
Is this likely to just be the sender? Or is it more likely to be the thermostat?
Where is the stat on the 1.8T engine? How easily is it replaced?
I know the temp sender is dead easy, but I’ve not heard much about the stat.
Any advice welcome!