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Evening guys.

Well this is day 3 of driving the car to work since purchasing on the 28th December.

The temperature gauge has never gone above half way. However, after 20 mins of driving the needle will be sitting just above cold. 2 minutes later it will be bang on half way, then another 2 mins and it will be a third of the way between cold and normal.

If I put the heater on to warm myself up, it drops back down to just over cold. Heater is only warmish but never hot.

Im thinking Thermostat sticking but would welcome any advice.

The car starts from cold perfectly. In freezing conditions it idles at 750rpm very smoothly from cold start and stays idling well for the whole journey. Could it still be a faulty thermostat?

Rob
 

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The gauge should never go above halfway m8.

Sounds like the 'stat is stuck open, mine was, took ages to heat up,dropped down when driving, then rose again when stuck in traffic, temp. dropped when I put heaters on and they were never hot:thumbsup
 

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Yeah its never gone above half way so I am pleased about that. Sounds like a thermostat issue then - thanks for the help!
 
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