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This is my first week in my newly acquired GT, great to drive and I can't stop looking at her....but the list of parts are building up. I have a glow plug issue with 2 not working, new discs and pads needed all round, needs cambelt & pump and also noticed the water temp is only going to 70 so I presume the stat has gone, is this the case?
 
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The temp issue is here or there to be honest, mine sits between 50 & 70, never had fuel issues, increased fueling etc etc, the car runs fine. Had it checked out by a specialist in Bristol (Duncan Slade) and he confirmed all is ok. As long as the needle moves within a few minutes or 2-4 miles it should be ok. You can change the temp sensor if you wish, just to check.

I wouldnt worry unless of course fuel consumption is mental, running is rough etc etc.

Get that belt off and pump changed ASAP. Be sure to shop around for parts.

GSF - Supply the better filters
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Worth looking at Alfa Workshop for the timing belt kit, be sure to get the correct kit. Alfa Workshop have many guides and tech info and much much more.

Great to hear your enjoying your new toy :thumbs:
 
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The temp issue is here or there to be honest, mine sits between 50 & 70, never had fuel issues, increased fueling etc etc, the car runs fine. Had it checked out by a specialist in Bristol (Duncan Slade) and he confirmed all is ok. As long as the needle moves within a few minutes or 2-4 miles it should be ok. You can change the temp sensor if you wish, just to check.

I wouldnt worry unless of course fuel consumption is mental, running is rough etc etc.

Get that belt off and pump changed ASAP. Be sure to shop around for parts.

GSF - Supply the better filters
Euro Car Parts - Supply the better oil

Worth looking at Alfa Workshop for the timing belt kit, be sure to get the correct kit. Alfa Workshop have many guides and tech info and much much more.

Great to hear your enjoying your new toy :thumbs:
Love it. It warms up quick and she also runs smooth so I guess I can monitor and knock that part of my list for now.

I will need to have the belt & pump done at a garage as this job is out of my league, I'm not to far from autolusso so ill give them a ring for a quote. I know most garages don't like you supplying the parts for them to fit so I will need to swallow this one.
 
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You sure it's not 80 as know on 156 mark above and below 90 are 80 and 100 not what you'd think looking at scale :)
 
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You sure it's not 80 as know on 156 mark above and below 90 are 80 and 100 not what you'd think looking at scale :)
I will check tomorrow on the way to work, like I mentioned in my original post it's my first week so I may just have noticed the temp needle in the same position as my old gtv when that had a stat problem.
 
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I'd suggest best thing you can buy is a obdII device to plug into PC.

Free version of Multi ECU Scan is invaluable especially to modern engines.

Next thing search for egr cleaning, egr restrictor gaskets (about £6 for both), map cleaning & vgt vac hoses (3 or 4mm silicone do trick for a £). All cheap and easy and will get/keep car running sweet. Inspect top and bottom turbo hoses as common for splits to appear. Veloce, alfaworkshop, autolusso sell silicone replacements.

Anyway they are all easy DIY checks and items, cost sod all and are the things that cause issues over an over (likely 90% of all mscf failures). And for little time and money can be sorted/prevented so easily.

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It has a new blue bottom turbo hose fitted. It had a new egr fitted just before I brought her, can blanking the egr cause temp issues in the turbo though?
Will 3&4 mm hoses fit the Vgt?
 

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Love it. It warms up quick and she also runs smooth so I guess I can monitor and knock that part of my list for now.

I will need to have the belt & pump done at a garage as this job is out of my league, I'm not to far from autolusso so ill give them a ring for a quote. I know most garages don't like you supplying the parts for them to fit so I will need to swallow this one.
aforalfa are also reasonably close to you.
Paul will do it while you wait. Well almost, go for a coffee and a wander for 2-3 hours, come back hand him £270 bobs your uncle.
 
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aforalfa are also reasonably close to you.
Paul will do it while you wait. Well almost, go for a coffee and a wander for 2-3 hours, come back hand him £270 bobs your uncle.
Thanks for the tip, does he know his stuff and worked on yours?
 

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Don't worry about the temperature, the stats are rarely accurate, in fact, they all seem to read 70 degrees when they mean 82 degrees on the ECU. As long as its not much over 90 you have nothing to worry about. The glow-plugs won't be needed until the frosts come and in fairness, they are a DIY job for under £40. Brakes are for girls. Make sure you get the water-pump with the metal impeller.

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Don't worry about the temperature, the stats are rarely accurate, in fact, they all seem to read 70 degrees when they mean 82 degrees on the ECU. As long as its not much over 90 you have nothing to worry about. The glow-plugs won't be needed until the frosts come and in fairness, they are a DIY job for under £40. Brakes are for girls. Make sure you get the water-pump with the metal impeller.

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Cheers Nick, i have 2 glow plugs out, is there a test to find out which ones are out? I have seen plugs for 16 quid each and can fit them myself. It's just a point of replacing the ones that are dead.
 
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They don't have metal usually bearing is issue rather than impellor...

AforA is a top man, known him for a long time.
 
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I will ring AforA tomorrow and book in, I am off work for a week starting the 16th so if I take things easy she should be ok till then.

It is a bearing issue with these pumps, VW have the same issue so it's not just exclusive to us lol
 

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my pump and belt was replaced by aforalfa after it started spinning freely on it's shaft under load, sending the temp up until the high speed fan kicked in and brought it back down again.
 
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my pump and belt was replaced by aforalfa after it started spinning freely on it's shaft under load, sending the temp up until the high speed fan kicked in and brought it back down again.
You was lucky it span freely.
 
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Yes very. the old pump had only done 16000 miles. The bearing where in ok condition just the shaft had worked itself free.
That was probably a one off and a manufacturing fault, the pump was probably assembled on the 2 to 10 shift on a friday.
 
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Oops forgot about checking it against the OBD :lol:
 
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