Global Mod Team
Join Date: Nov 2002
Location: Congleton - The centre of
Re: 146 With a Drinking Problem
What's the temp guage like? The thermostat is something that can go easily, and that can result in high fuel usage.
It should get up to 80-90 after 5 mins maybe, then stay there, the fan cutting in if it goes above at all.
If you find it's taking a lot longer than that to reach operating temp, could be that thermo is broken, so valve staying open and radiator circuit being used when not needed = car running too cold.