Re: Booked my 2.4 JTD in for a Mad Map with Angel. Anyone else done this. How mad is
My thermostat never let the car get above 60 once I got my brand new radiator on. Now it sits just over 70 on a run, and will get up to 90 in traffic but never hot enough for the fan to kick in. I guess the new radiator is efficient enough without the need for a fan. Mechanic who did it said not to expect 90 degree running temps, as the JTDs do run colder than a lot of diesels.
But surely, the thermostat should prevent water getting to the radiator until it gets hotter than about 80 surely? I think 73 ish is a bit low, but its a new thermostat. It gets up to temp a lot quicker than the old one did, but never seems to go much over 70. So its definitely not sticking, but seems to be opening a little too early.