soldave Posted July 8, 2019 Report Share Posted July 8, 2019 Was driving home from a car show on Sunday afternoon which was a relatively warm day by UK standards (22-24 degrees or so!). Motorway driving for around 40 minutes and a steady 65-70mph. As I'm driving along the temperature guage hovers around 90, sometimes going a needlewidth over, and sometimes dropping so that the needle is clear of the numbers, where it'll hang for a little while before going back up to 90 again. Now I've read that theses stock gauges aren't the most accurate in the world, but does that sound about right? I know if I'm stood in traffic and the gauge hits 90 then I'm turning the fans on to drop the temp a little, but when I'm on the motorway I'd have thought the airflow should be doing that if the cooling system is working right. Only thing I could possibly think of is that the thermostat might not be moving smoothly. It's not sticking completely as the cars is keeping cool when moving, but it's the only thing I can think of. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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