Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: United Kingdom
County: East Riding of Yorkshire
156 trip computer and temp acting up?
hi, my car had all the classic signs of a sticking thermostat so i changed it for a new one and since then the trip computer has been telling me i`m getting about 20mpg (the same as when the thermostat was sticking) and the distance covered is about half what the mile counter says on the dashboard even tho the fuel gauge shows i`m doing the correct mpg as i was before at about 400-450 miles a tank. Every time i reset the trip computer i get the same results at 20mpg.
Also since the thermostat was replaced the temp reading won`t sit still. It reads at about 70 degrees and then moves to just under 90 degrees then drops back to 80 degrees. i was expecting it to read a little higher with a new thermostat but not to keep moving.