Technical Runs cold for 15-20 min

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Technical Runs cold for 15-20 min

Richie1990

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Hello,

Ive got a problem with my cars temperature, it seems to run cold for a long time whilst running and during this time the heater when on hot isnt all that hot (n)

Im thinking the thermostat is shot and i was wondering how easy is it to change in a mk2b?

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seko

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Hi im new to the site i no its a easy job to chance the thormo but do i need to bleee the system after ?


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AndyRKett

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the 1.3 multijet is different by design to other fiat engines, at decent thermostat will cost anything between £60-80, it is not mounted with in the engine it is on the side.

the bleeding process may not be the same as with other fiat engines because of this
 
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Richie1990

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Just to add an update. I did in the end change the thermostat back in April 2010 (when the gearbox went :eek: )

I was working on the assumption that the age of the unit had resulted in the valve not being so keen on opening/closing.

On changing the thermostat and bleeding the system, I have to say it now warms up only marginally quicker, and in all honesty there probably wasn't much of an issue to begin with -unless I happened to buy a faulty thermostat!
 
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