Just got a 2006 facelift 2.2 direct sri.
went out this morning and drove about 6 miles, then had a few stops to make in a town. noticed after a while the temp guage hadnt moved. Nice n warm through the heater.
anyway, lifted bonnet and top and bottom hoses were stone cold.
I squeezed them a few times and the temp guage came up to around 80. usually sits around 90.
anyway, carried on driving (stop start again) checked hoses again as guage was sticking at 80, and top was warm but bottom still stone cold.
drove some more and this time booted it a bit and the guage came up to 90 (normal). when I got back home (about 7 mile further) I rechecked hoses and bottom one was still cold. I reved engine for a couple of mins and temp guage suddenly dropped a little then started climbing back to norm (im guessing the thermostat had opened. Anyway now both hoses were warm.
So what do you reckon?
Its been fine up to today, and it runs sweet