Join Date: Apr 2011
Quickie Thermostat Question '01 156sw 1.8ts
Can thermostats fail intermittently? Up to now the temp gauge always went up to 90°C well within ten minutes and stayed there. Yesterday I was in and out of the car the whole day and noticed that it was stopping at about 70 on about half of the trips (all were 20 minutes or more), and it behaved normally on the others. Today I only had it out once and it never passed 70. I'm planning to go out and bloody up my knuckles on what is predicted to be a cold and wet Monday morning, but wanted to check in and ask if there's anything I ought to know. One other thing... I was in a 7-1/2 hour creeping traffic jam last weekend. The cooling system performed admirably, but I can't help thinking that this could be a factor.