just wonderin if anyone can throw any light on on how long it should take for a 2.5 v6 engine to get to normal op . temp ,e.g. 90oC .
mine seems to take for ages ( about 15 / 20 mins and around 9 / 10 miles journey doing town driving in fairly busy traffic ) but it does get to 90oC and stays there , eventually .
is this too long ?
some say theirs only only takes 5 - 8 mins at the most whilst driving normally .
i think its affecting my fuel consumption caus im not getting much more than about 20 to the gallon at the moment , and thinks its running too long on rich fuel mixture .
could it be my thermostat / radiator or something else i could check ?
anyl replies appreciated . thanks .