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    rolleyes New To Vectra C - Please Help

    Hello everyone. ive had a vectra b for about 18 months and decided to upgrade to a vectra c. i bought a vectra c sxi 1.8 2002 reg. and the owner didnt know when the timing belt and etc had been done. i noticed the temperature gauge was going up to about 80'C and then dropping and staying around 0 or 60'C (the lowest the gauge can go). so i got all this work done today ..

    timing belt kit.
    auxillary belt.
    spark plugs.
    thermostat and casing (including temp sensor)
    water pump
    fuel and oil filter

    but yet the temperature seems to dip between just under 70 and just under 90'C. but doesnt go down to 0 like before. is this normal? the temp hasnt dropped back down to 0 yet. i gave it a good rev about the estate after all this was done and its done about another 20 miles today so i know its worn in. im not sure if im getting realy bad mpg anymore but it dropped about a quarter of a tank in about 68 miles before this was done. the heaters are fine but when i stop at traffic lights or whatever the heaters cool down abit till i give it some revs. im not sure if this is normal as i havent has this car more than a week. sorry if this thread has been covered but i havent found one that describes my problem. any help would be nice. if its not the thermostat what could it be? i presume its not head gasket as its not over heating and i havent lost warm heating. is there another temp sensor? any help will be much appreciated. thanks

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    Could be an air lock

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    It could also be a problem with the coolant pump, which I think is driven by the aux belt.

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    Thats only on VVt engine he will have an Z18XE which is run off timing belt both of which he has changed

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    ive got a 1.8 ls 2004 i changed my thermostat and it takes about 3 miles to get to 86 and it stays there
    thats with no heater on

    sometimes it goes to 92 when stuck in traffic then the fan cuts in back around 86-88
    Last edited by vectra ste; 4th June 2012 at 11:41.

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