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Hi all,

Am i right in thinking my temp gauge should be reading 90 most of the time? Mine seems to stick at 70 or below.

Will this cause any damage or can I just ignore it?

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Mine had this problem, Temp would only hit 90 if i was stuck in traffic. Would go back down to low 70's when driving again. Required a new thermostat and all was solved.

Double check the thermostat is the problem with the climate control 49c test to see if the temp matches your dashpod gauge to rule out a faulty dashpod gauge.

Check out this video for instructions

And this thread for more info viewtopic.php?f=2&t=139803&start=0
 

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JJ75 said:
Thanks for replies. Does the car need to be running to do this check? (Am so clueless :oops: )
Yes you will need to drive the car to get it upto temperature. The digital display on the climate control will match your dashpod if it also only reads around the 70c mark then all is well and the thermostat will be at fault as it is stuck partially open. If however the climate goes to 90 and your dashpod gauge stays at 70 then the dashpod maybe faulty.

Does your car hit 90 on the dashpod temp when the car is sitting with the engine running for a while? If so and it then drops back to 70 once you start driving again then i would say your thermostat is the problem.

Managed to change my one myself. A bit awkward but i managed it and i am not exactly an expert when it comes to cars!
 

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JJ75 said:
Thanks for replies. Does the car need to be running to do this check? (Am so clueless :oops: )
Yes you will need to drive the car to get it upto temperature. The digital display on the climate control will match your dashpod if it also only reads around the 70c mark then all is well and the thermostat will be at fault as it is stuck partially open. If however the climate goes to 90 and your dashpod gauge stays at 70 then the dashpod maybe faulty.

Does your car hit 90 on the dashpod temp when the car is sitting with the engine running for a while? If so and it then drops back to 70 once you start driving again then i would say your thermostat is the problem.

Managed to change my one myself. A bit awkward but i managed it and i am not exactly an expert when it comes to cars!
Never seen it hit 90. Will have a go later and see what it says - thats if I dont manage to cock it up!! If it's due to a faulty dashpod then that just means faulty reading and it wont do any damange to the car?

Wouldent attempt to do anything to the car myself, I'm a complete embarrassment to some of the ladies on this forum! On the plus side there is a great VW/Audi specialist near where I live. We are on first name terms already and I have only had the car 3 weeks :roll:
 

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Mine shows 82degrees normally on 49C and vcds. Does go up when sitting in traffic but normally 82 or there abouts. Is that normal or low? No codes for it stored. Normal mpg average is 27mpg mix of 80% A19 dual carriageway and 20% 30mph roads.
 

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Torque said:
Mine shows 82degrees normally on 49C and vcds. Does go up when sitting in traffic but normally 82 or there abouts. Is that normal or low? No codes for it stored. Normal mpg average is 27mpg mix of 80% A19 dual carriageway and 20% 30mph roads.
Hi, Should show 90 within a couple of miles, may rise above 90 in stationary traffic, until fans cut-in. Faulty Thermostat.
Hoggy. :D
 
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