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#1 scff6

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:28 PM

Recently purchased 08 focus temperature gauge goes from cold to 90 degrees in about one and a half mins of driving.Is this normal as other cars i'v owned take at least 8 mins of driving. surely the engine cannot be at operating temperature in this time?

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:49 PM

Petrol or diesel? If it's a petrol engine, it's probably made of aluminium which I think heats up a lot quicker than iron.
If you can get heat out of your heater in that time, then I'd say your engine's warm

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 05:57 PM

Petrol or diesel? If it's a petrol engine, it's probably made of aluminium which I think heats up a lot quicker than iron.
If you can get heat out of your heater in that time, then I'd say your engine's warm

Thanx, i'ts 1.6 petrol i'll check the heater tomorrow.

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Posted 02 March 2009 - 07:24 PM

Recently purchased 08 focus temperature gauge goes from cold to 90 degrees in about one and a half mins of driving.Is this normal as other cars i'v owned take at least 8 mins of driving. surely the engine cannot be at operating temperature in this time?


Sounds extremely quick to me. When the temp gauge says its warm check that the engine actually is. As johnnyguitar suggested turn your heater on and see if its warm. Or just open the bonnet and feel for yourself.

If the engine doesn't feel to warm then I would say you've got a faulty temp gauge/sensor.

Would be taking it back to the dealers myself though. Could be a serious problem

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 10:50 AM

Sounds extremely quick to me. When the temp gauge says its warm check that the engine actually is. As johnnyguitar suggested turn your heater on and see if its warm. Or just open the bonnet and feel for yourself.

If the engine doesn't feel to warm then I would say you've got a faulty temp gauge/sensor.

Would be taking it back to the dealers myself though. Could be a serious problem

Yep getting heat from heater so i guess all is ok.Would like to hear from other owners though.

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Posted 03 March 2009 - 09:30 PM

Yep getting heat from heater so i guess all is ok.Would like to hear from other owners though.


That's good then but I would still be taking it to the dealers to see wot they think. After all is will still be under warranty with it being a 08

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