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    I think my gsi's thermostat I just did a 20 mile round trip and my temp gage didn't go past 85c so do you think it's time for a new stat.

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    No 85c is spot on. I have noticed mine is taking longer to reach temp with this colder weather. But 85c is fine.

    If your thermostat is not working, then your needle wouldnt reach temp at all.

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    Did it reach 85 pretty quickly?
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    Quote Originally Posted by DasArab View Post
    Did it reach 85 pretty quickly?
    Nope it sat more at 80 only went to 85 if I was sitting in tragic bot soon I was moving it went back to 80 and stayed there but yesterday it reached 90+

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    I still say its fine, Just the cold weather that stops it reaching full temp quickly. The one thing i do which ive not done yet this winter, is i put an old number plate inside the engine bay and place it at my front grill. I ty rap it to the grill.

    This reduces the cold air hitting the rad, and allows the engine to warm up quicker.

    I know this works, because come Spring time when the weather warms up, my temp gauge sits at 90c instead of 85c, So its defenately blocking out the air.

    Once removed my temp gauge will sit at 85c all summer, so come this time again, i will pit it back in place again.

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