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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 3:32 pm 
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Had a drive in the Cinquecento today, its great to have a go after a while off! :dancin:

The only thing I have noticed is that the temp never got very hot. The needle was always near the bottom.

Did a mixed journey so M ways etc.

Could it need a new thermostat?


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 4:22 pm 
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I had this recently on my sisters sporting, the needle never went above 70c and sat in between 60c and 70c all the time even after 15 miles of mixed driving. We fitted a new thermostat and fresh coolant but it made no difference. i would be interested to here what temperature most sportings run at.

In traffic it would get to 90c and the fan would come on keeping it between 85c and 90c.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 5:40 pm 
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on the motorway ours sits at 75-80, in town 80, in traffic 80-90 :)

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:13 pm 
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I am going to try a new thermostat next week.

Well after 15 years its probably due a new one! :shock:


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:18 pm 
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Sportings usually run about 85'c on a run.

You can't really compare them with new cars. Bizarrely, most newer cars don't have accurate gauges - they often sit bang on the middle and only move once it's overheating.

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 9:52 pm 
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Any idea's why my sister one runs cool and fitting a new stat made no difference?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:31 pm 
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temp sensor in the head?

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:29 pm 
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Could be...

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:34 pm 
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But it would get to 90c on the dot and the fan would kick in, which is why I dismissed the temp sensor... Car seems to run great otherwise.

Sorry to Hijack your thread !

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PostPosted: Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:57 pm 
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My 16ver runs to a buttock clenching 105-110'c on the gauge, think this is due to a mismatched sensor/gauge.

Sportings will often see close to 100'c, in all honesty if it has a new 'stat I'd be looking for unusual changes on the gauge rather than getting the calibration spot on.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:06 pm 
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just to ask, do I use sealant when I put the stat on?

thanks


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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:18 pm 
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A thin smear would be good.

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PostPosted: Mon Apr 01, 2013 6:44 pm 
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The thermostat is the component that controls the temperature. Other issues can affect temp but usually to increase it. Cooling fan should cut it at around the 95 mark. Without testing it's only an idea but there is also a voltage stabiliser for the temp and fuel gauge which could be lowering the voltage and hence the gauge and also temp sensers can produce false reading. Could do with some technical data to compare really!

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 12:59 pm 
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Just changed my thermostat and temp sensor this weekend (got sick of cool heater). Put a standard stat back in once again instead of the modified Fiesta stat.
Runs around 80'c on the gauge (even when being driven hard) and fan kicks in 87'c with the Punto GT fan switch...must add it is running an oil cooler too which seems to dramatically help with running temp especailly on track/summer weeather.

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 02, 2013 2:21 pm 
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Interestingly the new switch I put in the Cinquecento is marked 92-87'c so it comes in/out 5'c lower than the original...

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