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    Thumbs up we have heat at last

    finally got round to changing the thermostat today on the 1.9 cdti 16v and by god what a difference it makes,i have some heat at last i followed the how 2 and the job was done within 2 hours

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    Quote Originally Posted by cockney16v View Post
    finally got round to changing the thermostat today on the 1.9 cdti 16v and by god what a difference it makes,i have some heat at last i followed the how 2 and the job was done within 2 hours
    i know what you mean
    i changed my thermostat last month
    heats up quicker about around 2 - 3 miles {depending on how cold outside}
    better mpg petrol
    heats quicker in the cabin
    love it

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    Yep had mine done last week, big difference, it gets too hot in the car now and seeing the temp gauge sitting at 85 all the time looks odd after mine always struggling to get off 70.

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    ive been banging on about thermostats for ages mine never moved now it runs at a constant 85 all the time
    if your temp gauge dosnt get up too at least 85 then get the thermostat changed
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    Quote Originally Posted by chrisvectra View Post
    ive been banging on about thermostats for ages mine never moved now it runs at a constant 85 all the time
    if your temp gauge dosnt get up too at least 85 then get the thermostat changed
    Yea its not rocket science is it? Yet still some think its just the way it is or that diesels warm up slower, lol.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Yea its not rocket science is it? Yet still some think its just the way it is or that diesels warm up slower, lol.
    just think of all the fuel there wasting at todays prices!!

    your right fella its not rocket science!! lol
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Yea its not rocket science is it? Yet still some think its just the way it is or that diesels warm up slower, lol.
    Diesels do warm up slower it's fact.!

    Also if giving advice it's better to be honest and explain not all thermostats will be knackered from the cold spell as many have found there's to be working just fine and have saved money by not buying one.

    Yes some will be faulty and a petrol gets hotter much faster than any diesel & next year if you want hot cars on a morning fit a Webasto heater to your cars a clever little boiler that heats up the coolant while your in your bed and at first turn it's nice and warm.

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    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-WEBASTO-AI...=210260361823&
    cguid=24d573e912e0a47a43b5edf5fdd134e4

    nice price

    if you want it for you boat

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    Quote Originally Posted by vectra ste View Post
    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/NEW-WEBASTO-AI...=210260361823&
    cguid=24d573e912e0a47a43b5edf5fdd134e4

    nice price

    if you want it for you boat

    No mate that one is for a truck or boat which blows warm air.

    This is what you want:http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/WEBASTO-12V-DI...item588c7f11f3

    The above is fitted into the coolant system and heats up the coolant to whatever heat setting you want at what intervalls like every 2hrs for 40 mins etc.

    A cracking system and fitted to many top cars as standard but not vectras.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtee View Post
    Diesels do warm up slower it's fact.!

    Also if giving advice it's better to be honest and explain not all thermostats will be knackered from the cold spell as many have found there's to be working just fine and have saved money by not buying one.

    Yes some will be faulty and a petrol gets hotter much faster than any diesel & next year if you want hot cars on a morning fit a Webasto heater to your cars a clever little boiler that heats up the coolant while your in your bed and at first turn it's nice and warm.
    Cant remember reading any posts where someones has changed the thermostat and has not found any difference between the old one and new one. Some people were advocating that it can take up to 10 miles for a the engine to get warm, sorry that's rubbish imo.

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