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Temperature Light!!!

The Temperature gauge shoots up on my 146, after about 5 minutes of driving it reaches 130' and the red light goes on( it usually sits bang on 90')

I have check the expansion tank loads of clean fluid no oil mixing or anything, the fan kicks in and is working, the engine doesn't feel or smell hot and it runs completely fine.

Any idea what's wrong, faulty gauge maybe
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If you don't get an answer here try asking in the Tech Lounges

Hopefully it's nothing serious.
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I wonder if your thermostat is failing to open?
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What age is the 146?

1. air lock, next time turn on the heaters to FULL hot & see if heat comes out the vents.
2. wiring rubbing off the engine & shorting out the circuit
3. thermostat not opening [ unlikely ]
4. blocked cooling rad
5. failed water pump [ not a common failure but can occur ]
 
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5. failed water pump

In the garage getting done now
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look on the bright side, you'll be getting a new timing belt fitted too.
 
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look on the bright side, you'll be getting a new timing belt fitted too.
Yeah 2nd one in less than 7K miles, ah well at least I know everything should be tip-top now, I'm picking it up tomorrow, had to wait until payday its been 2.5 long long weeks without a car.
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Who changed the timing belt 7k miles ago?
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Previous owner, never changed the pump, so I got a whole new kit - EVERYTHING is being replaced
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