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    Hi guys.
    Nice simple one, but I don't want to do a lot of work if I don't need to. I need to change the temp sensor on my 2007 1.9cdti. The question is, do I have to take off the bottom trays to access the drain tap, or can you get at it another way. Any advice is welcomed.

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    You can drain the coolant by removing the top pipes to the expansion tank, then tilting the tank to pour it out, once you've removed some you can remove the bottom pipe and a 2L bottle fits down to enable you to drain a few litres out. changed a thermostat the other week and only lost a couple hundred ml that way.

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    Quote Originally Posted by al21784 View Post
    You can drain the coolant by removing the top pipes to the expansion tank, then tilting the tank to pour it out, once you've removed some you can remove the bottom pipe and a 2L bottle fits down to enable you to drain a few litres out. changed a thermostat the other week and only lost a couple hundred ml that way.

    Alan
    As it was my thermostat he changed, I can vouch for that. I bought a 2 litre bottle of coolant just in case, and we only had to use a fraction of it
    2007 1.9 CDTI Elite hatch 150. 2 x led boot lights, HID's, aux, comfort unit, circular wheels, overhead roof and see through windscreen

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    Thanks fellas. I managed to change the sensor, but my temp gauge still doesn't move at all. Any suggestions what might be the problem?

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    Have you change the thermostat?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Darter View Post
    Thanks fellas. I managed to change the sensor, but my temp gauge still doesn't move at all. Any suggestions what might be the problem?
    Thermostat sounds duff.

    What made you think it was the sensor?

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    A mechanic told me it was the most likely cause, and it only cost a tenner from Europarts so I thought it was the best option to start with. Could there be an electrical fault?

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    Is the heater getting hot? How hot is the return hose from the engine to the rad after it's been running a while?

    Not while stationary btw, after the car has been driven for a short while?

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    Hi mate. I've had it out for a 10 mile run. The heater in the car did get warm, and so did the hoses, but I could comfortably hold my hand on them, and they didn't seem excessively hot, but I've never owned a diesel before and i'm not sure if they get as hot as petrol engines.

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    My 1.9 16v sits around 85-90 degrees, and mine warms up very quickly. If it’s bit showing on the gauge or getting warm then replace your thermostat.

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