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    Just had it replaced (finally) under warranty. When I got the car a month ago the temp guage wasnt working and after reading up on here I was certain it was the stat. Anyway, after jumping through all the hoops the dealer put in front of me, I managed to get the mto replace it and the gasket today. I now have a nice hot cabin! Thanks to everyone on here for pointing me in the right direction.

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    Its good when you seek advice on here. This forum is full of knowledge.

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    was it blowing cold the heater when the thermostat went faulty

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    Quote Originally Posted by M65 View Post
    Just had it replaced (finally) under warranty. When I got the car a month ago the temp guage wasnt working and after reading up on here I was certain it was the stat. Anyway, after jumping through all the hoops the dealer put in front of me, I managed to get the mto replace it and the gasket today. I now have a nice hot cabin! Thanks to everyone on here for pointing me in the right direction.
    hi m65
    yet another thermostat change
    glad you got it sorted mate you will notice better mpg and the car will heat up quicker and as you said the cabin is nice and hot.
    glad to have helped.ive typed a lot about these threads on thermostats when they need changing.

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    Had mine done 3rd time round. Told me it was fine the first two times, makes a hell of a difference lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by neilb1 View Post
    was it blowing cold the heater when the thermostat went faulty
    Only had the car 4 weeks and the temp guage wasnt working when I test drove the car. I picked it up and they said they would fix it but have only just done, re. jumping through hoops. The heater was blowing warm air I would say. Not mad hot like it is now, but hot enough to warm the cabin up - eventually. Now its warm in just a few minutes.

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    ok this one i am doing does not even warm up on the temp and just blows cold all the time

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    got to do mine soon, cant see why the vvt stat unit is so much more expensive! steelaers want £236 to replace it! argh!

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