I could do with a little help with a couple problems if anyone can help!.
I have a 2005 (55 Reg) Ford focus TDCI 1.8 estate with 49k on the clock, When the weather is cold the water temperature takes around 8 miles or 20 minutes driving to start getting warm. The temp gauge goes upto around 75oC, however if I use the de-mister (fan) then the temp drops to around 60oC and it takes a further 20 minutes to get to normal temperature.
I presume that the thermostat has stuck open, allowing water to flow through the rad continously. Does this sound like the correct diagnosis?
The other problem is the boot release, I left the car for ten days whilst on holiday and when I returned the car started and ran with no problems, but when I stopped at the first junction the boot opened by itself. I got out the car and closed the boot. But at the next junction it opened again. This happened several times and then stopped. Several weeks later the problem was back , however this time the problem was worse and the boot kept opening continously until I removed the boot trim and unplugged the lock mechanism. I left the car like this for a day or so and when I plugged it back in the fault has gone again.
Any ideas or comments would be greatly appreciated!!