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Engine temp gauge

nemo2182 Mar 4, 2013

  1. nemo2182

    nemo2182 Member

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    Morning,
    Drove my car 20miles last night and realised that my engine oil gauge was only showing 70c??? My car usually runs 90-100c on the old gauge, so was a bit surprised to see this.....Now it was only 1 degrees on my journey and untypical off me I was in top gear doing 60mph all the way....Now am I being paranoid and thinking the worst? Did I not drive long enough and hard enough to get temp??Water was spot on, sat at a lovely 90c as always. Im guessing its oil temp sensor if anything, but like I say, I didnt notice anything different in the driving? Maybe im being stupid and I need a little blast down the motorway... ;o)

    Nathan
     
  2. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Use the climate control to see the actual water temperature...

    If the thermostat is on its way out, the water temp can drop down to say 75-80c, and the water guage will still show 90.
     
  3. nemo2182

    nemo2182 Member

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    climate???what you can change the display to show that?? how??
     
  4. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    Hold recirc and press the up arrow.
    Display will change to 1c
    Use temp +/- control to make it say 49c
    Press recirc.

    Display will now show the actual coolant temperature.
     
  5. nemo2182

    nemo2182 Member

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    hmmm, interesting....I will go forth and try this.....Thanks Aragon, always a pleasure
     
  6. nemo2182

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    Well test done and she sat between 87 and 90c, id say that was pretty much perfect.....Ithink I just need to get the old girl out for more than 20mins driving, see if its just the time its taking....
     
  7. B5 BIKER

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    On mine it never gets above 64 degrees ??
    is this a sticky stay
     
  8. aragorn

    aragorn "Stick a V8 in it!" Staff Member Moderator VCDS Map User

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    coolant should come up to 90 and stay there.

    If it doesnt your stat is faulty
     
  9. B5 BIKER

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    Cheers Aragorn
     

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