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PostPosted: Thu Aug 25, 2011 9:38 pm 
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Ok i replaced the thermostat and my mk2 sohc still takes forever to get up to temp according to the temp gauge any idea what the problem is?


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 12:22 pm 
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either temp guage, or try a factory suzuki(or gm) tstat. Fan isnt stuck on is it?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 6:39 pm 
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Could be a dodgy temp sensor I guess but doubt it..


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PostPosted: Fri Aug 26, 2011 7:33 pm 
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its not getting warm enough for the fan to come on, theres alot of airflow into the motor but doesnt explain why the gauge takes for ever, but ill go for a drive tomorow and see if the fan comes on


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 28, 2011 5:03 am 
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Take the sensor out and plug it back in (out of the block though), boil a kettle and poor into a mug.

Dip the sensor into said mug, ignition on, whats it reading? should be about 90deg C by the time youve found your keys etc.

If not, sensor is knackered.

HTH. Dave


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 29, 2011 10:00 pm 
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Well i ordered a new one for only $15 why not and if it doesnt fix the problem then ill be out of ideas ill let everyone know what happens when i install the new one.


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PostPosted: Tue Aug 30, 2011 11:15 am 
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ya i got the 195 but got the sensor today so ill post back my report later


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:46 pm 
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Oh i forgot to tell yall what happen well autoblow gave me the wrong so i said whatever and returned it then i noticed the top hose is getting hot but the temp gauge is just reading low, do ya the temp sensor for the gauge is bad?


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 20, 2011 8:19 pm 
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My Local parts House has started carrying something called a "Super-Stat" (Stant???) they run 10-15 bucks depends on application, the quality is fantastic,(they also weigh a ton compared to a Normal stat) I have a metro ragtop that sees only limited use in the late fall/early spring. but even a -10 its plenty warm. Best wishes and good luck.

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PostPosted: Fri Oct 21, 2011 8:41 am 
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well i already changed the thermostat already but like i said i think the sensor for my gauge is bad


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PostPosted: Sun Jun 10, 2012 9:13 am 
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check your thermostat again...

on my gti, no idea about your car but a shop managed to put the thermostat in backwards i kid you not. Ive got photo proof too when i removed the whole assembly off the car (housing) When i purchased another one to do it myself i noticed you could put it in backwards and get the housing back together realtively easy, but noticably not correct to anyone with half a brain... they used silicon sealant (instead of a gasket) but i figured out taht was because the gasket couldnt seal the gap.

The gauge and thermostatic switch run off 2 different sensors, so if the thermo fans dont cycle then the coolant isnt hot enough or bother sensors are bad which could just be luck (good or bad however you look at things)

My car used to get hot while staionary but 5 minutes on the highway and it was back to cold. Fuel usage was close to 10L/km or 25-28mpg. This is why i started looking for answers


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