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Correct Coolant Temp

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Can anyone help with letting me know what the correct coolant temp should read for my 156 v6 x plate,when cruising on m ways etc? mine reads 70 when doing 80mph ish and when in traffic it goes upto 90/100. Is this correct or do i need a new thermostat, seems to take a while to get warm air from the heater in the mornings you see.
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Re: Correct Coolant Temp

Sounds like your 'stat. I've just posted a new thread because I changed mine myself (2.4jtd).
I won't patronise you, but a 'stat works stops water from passing through the radiator until it reaches the right temp (80-90), if yours is stuck open, the air passing through the rad keeps the coolant temp down.
I can't believe how quick mine heats up now!
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Yep - change the stat its on its way out - the V6 should sit at 90.
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Re: Correct Coolant Temp

from my limited experience i think you will need to change your stat. had the exact same problem with mine up until today when i had my stat changed
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