May 31, 2012, 4:56 pm
Mk3 TDCI (115)
Temperature gauge was showing erratic readings - would take ages to get to normal operating temperature then would drop down back to 60c and then just keep moving between 60 and 90c.
I have changed the thermostat and the cylinder head sensor and changed the coolant but problem hasnt gone away - No idea what else it could be short of the actual dash display being faulty ?
May 31, 2012, 8:42 pm
what about rad sensor??
June 1, 2012, 4:05 pm
this is usually down to the second stat playing up, its knows as the oil cooler stat.
June 2, 2012, 3:44 pm
Yep spot on - I replaced the Oil Cooler thermostat which cost me £23 and it now works perfectly!
June 2, 2012, 10:42 pm
glad you got it sorted
March 27, 2014, 5:48 pm
Well Looks like Im going to have to change my Oil Thermostat :-( did the coolant one today after the temp gauge just stopped reading now it goes up to 60 when driving at 60 - 80 mph then drops back down to 0 when I slow down or stop :-( Ah well back to the drawing board
March 28, 2014, 6:48 pm
Well thats the Oil Cooler Thermostat changed and I even got the Time served Technician saying " Nope wont be that it will be your Temperature switch 100% " So being my usual stubborn self i bought the part fitted it and Ta Da i have a healthy temperature gauge again :D Score 1 to me 0 to the chaps in the "know". As a added bonus I even cleaned the inlet manifold up a bit with some rags n carb cleaner as I had removed it to improve the access to the thermostat Good day all round me thinks :driving:
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