Re: 156 Sportwagon JTS Engine Operating Temperature
OK....fitted new thermostat this morning, and, i've now taken it out for a spin, glad to report that the temperature now stays just below the 90 mark, probably 85, cycles up to 90-95 in traffic and drops slightly below 85 when at motorway speeds, so it would appear that, as suspected, the thermostat was knackered.
I've quickly tested it with hot water from the kettle, and i have to say the old thermostat is opening and closing, but without the equipment that i have at work i couldnt say if it was opening to soon or not, although its possible that it was stuck open and my disturbing it has freed it off.
SO......good news......well not quite, my radiator is knackered!! So if anyone can recommend somewhere to get one it would be much appreciated.