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jts temp?

Hi all - can anyone help -
I recently bought a 2004 2ltr JTS (156). I've just noticed that it appears to run cold. Today I did a run from near maidstone to Bluewater which I guess is about 25 miles doing 70 (ish ) most of the way. The temp gauge showed about 60c ( at most) all the way. As I pulled into the car park I could hear the fans kick in. Once I turned ignition off the gauge needle climbed to just under 90.

Whats the typical temperature on the gauge for a motorway run and does this sound like the thermostat might be partially jammed open - which judging by other posts is not an uncommon problem?

Any thoughts greatfully received - Cheers - J
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Re: jts temp?

Thermostat is passing water and should be replaced, anything under 80 under way is too low, but I always take the temperature myself in case the 2 bob guage FSD isnt right.
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Re: jts temp?

156 guages are dodgy, but if it comes up to 90 in traffic, then hits 93 and the fans come on, I think we can safely assume you need a thermostat.
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