User Tag List

Thanks Thanks:  0
Likes Likes:  0
Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 84

Thread: Poor advice.

  1. #1
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2010
    Location
    Leeds
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default Poor advice.

    Been reading lots and lots of posts in November/December/January regarding thermostats.



    How many folks took there cars for a thermostat fitting and found it's no different than it was before or was told the thermostat is ok and it's due to the weather?

    The advice given on here is not strictly correct as a diesel DOES take longer than a petrol car to get to temp, & a v6 lump gets there quicker than the 4 potter.

    If the diesel is driven up a hill this will get the engine to work harder and will get to temp quicker.

    I have read many a post by certain posters saying thermostats are shot when there not and i bet many have wasted there money when they didn't need to.

    Next cold spell fit a wabasto heater.

  2. #2
    Full Member
    Join Date
    Jun 2007
    Location
    N/A
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    7 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : Golf 7

    Trim : GTD

    Engine : 2.0 TDI 184PS

    Year : 2014

    Mileage : 40000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigtee View Post
    Been reading lots and lots of posts in November/December/January regarding thermostats.



    How many folks took there cars for a thermostat fitting and found it's no different than it was before or was told the thermostat is ok and it's due to the weather?

    The advice given on here is not strictly correct as a diesel DOES take longer than a petrol car to get to temp, & a v6 lump gets there quicker than the 4 potter.

    If the diesel is driven up a hill this will get the engine to work harder and will get to temp quicker.

    I have read many a post by certain posters saying thermostats are shot when there not and i bet many have wasted there money when they didn't need to.

    Next cold spell fit a wabasto heater.
    Simple way is to use the gauge if it doesn't move quickly, the thermostat has failed open.

    And if you took it for a fitting why did the fitter - who I assume is a professional mechanic not diagnose otherwise? That's not the forums fault.

    With regards to the statement of deisels taking longer to warm up - I think you'll find that has been said numerous times along side sitting still in heavy traffic causes the same effect as driving up hill.

    Normal operating temperature is between 85-90C- under that the thermostat has jammed open, and if it is creeping over 90C either the thermostat has jammed shut or something has went in the coolant system.

    If you have other theories why not share them?

    Gazza4

  3. #3
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    West
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    totally agree matey, i have had oil burners for the last 15 years as my daily drive, some folk think they will run up to temp by the time they have left the driveway

  4. #4
    Regular Member Mr Hyde's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2011
    Location
    Suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    My temp gauge moves very slowly on a cold morning, my 'stat is fine

  5. #5
    Regular Member nokiaman1978's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    it's obvious when nackered mate, it sits at 70 eben after driving 70mph for an hour with heating on, turn heating off and it will rise, b ut as soon as it's turned back on it will drop again.

  6. #6
    Regular Member Chris06v6's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    Fife
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    10 miles approx for my v6 to get up to temp uphill or otherwise

  7. #7
    Regular Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2011
    Location
    stratford upon avon
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats

    Vehicle : vectra c

    Trim : ls

    Engine : 1800

    Year : 04

    Mileage : 133000

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by nokiaman1978 View Post
    it's obvious when nackered mate, it sits at 70 eben after driving 70mph for an hour with heating on, turn heating off and it will rise, b ut as soon as it's turned back on it will drop again.
    i agree
    and you have a diesel

  8. #8
    Regular Member 19CDTi's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Location
    Perth, Scotland
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    First thing I noticed with the Derv Devil aside from the nice small(ish) fuel bill!

    It gives me happy thoughts knowing it takes longer, ergo less heat is wasted, ergo more efficient! :P Sorry Petrolians, I was once one...!
    (all tongue in cheek by the way)
    Stuart

  9. #9
    Regular Member luke4487's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2009
    Location
    Bordon, Hampshire
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    As said people should concentrate less on how long it takes to get upto temperature... the ambient temperature will affect that anyway, and more on what the optimum temperature reached is. If its 70 or less then you know you have a problem

  10. #10
    Regular Member david.aka.judas's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Suffolk
    Problems Posted
    0
    Problems Solved
    0
    Best Answers
    0
    Good Answers
    0
    Post Thanks / Like
    Mentioned
    0 Post(s)
    Tagged
    0 Thread(s)
    Vehicle InfoStats





    Default

    strange post.

Page 1 of 9 123 ... LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. starting poor, battery advice?
    By rozzer2006 in forum Electrical & ICE (including SatNav)
    Replies: 12
    Last Post: 15th December 2012, 22:05
  2. My poor poor veccy :(
    By tammyman09 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 17
    Last Post: 9th June 2011, 10:46
  3. Advice on poor workmanship by a bodyshop
    By robk6112 in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 32
    Last Post: 28th January 2010, 21:06
  4. Nooooooo!!!!, my poor, poor car!!
    By Duncan in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 208
    Last Post: 11th May 2006, 16:32
  5. My Poor Poor Signum
    By Brake buster in forum Vectra C / Signum Car Chat
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 30th September 2005, 15:45

Visitors found this page by searching for:

Nobody landed on this page from a search engine, yet!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •