Spider - Changing the thermostat
1999 Spider 2.0l
Having resolved the problem of lack of power above 4000rpm (air flow meter). My 1999 Spider is really flying now. However I have noticed that the temperature gauge rarely ventures above 50 degrees C except when in traffic. Having consultated the manual and a search on this site and others it would appear that the fault lies with the thermostat, being permenately open.
According to the manual the thermostat should open at 82 degrees C to allow the coolant to flow to the radiator and then regualate the temperature by opening and closing as the temperature fluctuates keeping it at around 88 degrees C.
I have orderd a new thermostat and would appreciate any hints, tips, watch out fors, before I tackle the job.
Any advice or feedback from anyone who has had this problem would be most welcome