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Help Oil gauge Vs Thermostat

Is the centre console oil gauge usually a problem or is it more often a thermostat issue? Also what are the implications of fixing the problem. (i.e. is it one of those alfa only 500 bucks a pop a parts) just wanted to check before i dug out the console

problem is it sits at 50 and sometimes makes an effort to make 55 but never past. I am assuming this is a fault (given the guage moves most probably with the thermostat) as the engine surely couldnt be at that kind of temp?!!?

should probably mention its a 1.8 156 TS (2000)

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Re: Oil gauge Vs Thermostat

The centre console temperature gauge is water temperature. It should sit at about 80-90 degrees C. If it isn't the thermostat is shot. A new one is only about £30 including the sensor! Get the sensor too as the old one will probably fall to bits if you try and remove it. Also, I have seen 2 156 thermostats where a previous owner has removed the internals because the radiator was stuffed and the thermostat mechanism helped it to overheat.

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