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Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: United Kingdom
156 1.9JTD SW Thermostat?
I am new posting here. Forgive me if I post to something that has already been answered.
I have a 2004 156 1.9 JTD Sportwagon, (with 76k on the clock) and I love it. Best car I have ever owned, and my first Alfa.
I have fixed a few little niggly things, airbag light, dash bulbs, cig lighter, radio.
For the past couple of days, I have noticed the temp gauge getting quite high when I am driving along - not necessarily stuck in traffic - about 3/4. I also notice that the heater doesn't blow warm air when the gauge is this high, it blows cool.
Randomly, it then drops back down after a few minutes to nearly zero - even if I have had the car running for a while.
I don't want to damage anything obviously but wondered is this something common, or something that anyone else has experienced in a 1.9 JTD, and if so what is going on...
Thanks a lot - and this forum is amazing, has helped me do all the little bits on my Alfa so far. It is a fantastic car.