Hi there been on many different threads about car running at 70 on the temp guage.
I have read the thread about checking the thermostat from cold by starting it up and feeling the top hose on the radiator this seem ed ok as it took 25 mins just on tickover all the other pipes heated up but top hose stayed cold until temp reached around 65/70 and then suddenly got hot in about 30 secs.I get heat through the vents in the car no problem and i have no running problems and i get 40 to 45 mpg round the doors.
My question is is it a stat problem or a guage problem oh and also if i park up it stays at 70 unless i rev it for 5/10 mins and then it goes up to 90/95 and then the fan cuts in, then if i drive off it goes back to 70.
Can someone give me advice as i dont know if i'm clever enough to change one myself.
By the way i almost forget it's 156 1.9 jtd 8 valve 2005 facelift model.