How long does it take to warm up? If you had stat issues, it'd be a long time before the needle showed any movement on the gauge, and it would likely drop off the bottom of the gauge again on the open road.
The temp gauges on these can't really be trusted to be accurate. As long as it's near the middle in traffic, still on the gauge on the open road, and doesn't take long to warm up, it's probably ok.
If you're still concerned, start the car and go and stand with your hand on the top radiator hose. If it gets gradually warm as the car warms up, your stat is stuck open. If it stays cold, and then there is a sudden rush of heat as the car starts to get hot, it's fine.
Last edited by Sharpy78; 14-12-13 at 08:33.
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