flicking through the ebay ads for 147's to possibly replace a mondeo with a cutting out problem, I came across one where the seller says he has replaced the thermostat as in his experience they always go faulty and now the temperature is "where it should be at 90 degrees".
Really? My 156 doesn't get anywhere near that high! It zooms along well below and is very happy. The only time it got up to 90 degrees was when the oil had got low. Is Mr Ebay seller correct or not and do the thermostats always go?
update - I have done the long M1 journey twice now and no sign of the dreaded motor controller unit system failure which was due to a misfire on cylinder 4. (Cleaned the oil spill out of the spark plug hole and fitted new spark plugs).