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Temp Gauge

Since buying my 10 year old 156 Sportwagon 2 weeks ago it has been back to the dealer and had a new water pump, cambelt and tensioners, thermostat head gasket and a skim I have taken the car for a run today and the temp gauge has very nearly hit the red zone though has not boiled over.

Should I worry as a first time Alfa owner I wonder if anything else cam go wrong if so I want it rectified under warranty the mileage is just over 100k.
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Dont give up on getting it sorted by the supplying dealer.....if however, you think they are not up to the job, get a refund or maybe a p/x for something else they have in stock!

Plenty of good Alfa's out there....this one could be a lemon!
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Check fan resistor and radiator. After 10 years, will defo need new rad.
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If it's just had a top-end rebuild, it might just be airlocked and/or the temperature sensor isn't properly immersed in coolant.

With the engine running, and getting towards normal temperature, *slowly* undo the header tank cap. Just enough to release a bit of pressure. Close it again when the fluid rises to the top, then repeat until all gurgling ceases.

Be very careful not to get scalded!

The system's supposed to be self-bleeding, but sometimes needs this assistance after major surgery.
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I had the same problem a month ago. Got the shock of my life when I removed the old rad.Mine was nearly 10 yers old. Cost to replace was £159. Cloverleaf.Gloucester. A lot of damage can be done from an overheated Twin Spark. Surely your garage must have checked the rad. ??? perhaps you could contact a friendly local indy.for a second opinion.
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