Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: United Kingdom
County: Greater London
Temp gauge / possible thermostat issue
I have just picked up a '99 P2 Spider 2.0TS and am working through a list of (smallish) issues.
This post is going to deal with the engine temperature.
After collecting the Spider, I drove her 230 miles back home, during the whole journey the engine temp never reached 90°C. It stayed around 70°C.
Is this a problem?
On my 145 Cloverleaf (2.0 TS, 2000 model), the engine temp went to 90°C and stayed there, same with my 1.8TS GT.
The history says the sending unit was replaced in the last 18 months, but no mention of the thermostat being changed.
What are the implications of not changing the thermostat immediately?