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    Hi all. I have a 54 plate CDTi 150 Vectra and think the thermostat is on its way out as the temp gauge hardly moves and only goes up until 70 degrees when it does actually move. I was just wondering where the best (cheapest place) to buy a thermostat?

    Thanks for your help!!

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    common problem with most vecs

    my GSi only moves when im stood soon as i drive off it goes down to zero.

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    mine too bud not seen it move for ages
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    I'd price one at the dealers first, sometimes they are pretty reasonable. Then compare with Autovaux who usually supply genuine or OEM parts bearing in mind they charge about £6 postage.

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    Eurocarparts are a couple of quid cheaper than the stealers who arent bad on this one.

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    I also have the spanner through the sunroof light up on initial start-up and stays on for about a mile then isn't seen again. Does the thermostat flag this up or dohave another problem! <hehe>.

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    spanner thru the sunroof???
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    In the rev counter. It lights up and and looks like the a spanner goes through the car. Seen people on here call it that thats all. Just wondered if the thermostat would flag this up

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    I never had this quite this bad when my stat went, but it could theoretically occur with time as the engine may overfuel due to the cold running temperature, resulting in more soot than normal which would build up in the inlet manifold due to the egr.
    I found mine heavily sooted up which had started to affect the swirl flaps and started to occasionaly bring on the EML.

    When I replaced the thermostat, I cleaned and modified the EGR as well as cleaning the inlet manifold as best as I could, boost sensor also cleaned and I have now done thousands of miles without any issues.
    No faults logged, no pending issue codes and EGR circuit all OK on diagnostics.

    Here's the link to how I replaced the thermostat.
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    i did mine before xmas, well worth doing, cheapest place i found was vauxhall but you don't need the paper gasket they sell you as therno body has o ring all in was 55 quid in 5 litres of vx coolant, you only need about 2.5 litrse though. remember bleed valve at front

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