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Author Topic: temperature gauge  (Read 10117 times)

Offline wazevan

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temperature gauge
« on: January 05, 2016, 05:26:58 PM »
Hi all and happy new year,
Had clutch changed over recently (works fine).
I have noticed that my temp gauge on dashboard when starting car does not go to 90 as it did before and its takes a bout 4 miles driving before it starts to move .The temp it has reached is 70-80.Any ideas before I go back to garage.Car is running fine ,just hoping its something garage has knocked or not connected .
Thanks

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2016, 06:52:18 PM »
Can't imagine it is because of clutch change unless they have dropped coolant out?
Do the heaters get warm and does gauge drop considerably if blower motor turned on?
To me it sounds very much like thermostat is stuck open and with the vag pd lump the very little waste heat struggles to heat while system.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2016, 08:34:04 PM »
Just checked , heating working fine and blowers make no difference to temp gauge.Its stay at 75/ 80.
Its just seems strange that it don't go to 90 when engine is turned on like it used too and takes about 5 mins of driving to move.Befor it always stayed at a steady 90.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2016, 10:46:56 PM »
(i) What's your outside temperature at the moment?
(ii) Does your booster heater work?

As temperature is a lot cooler at the moment, the engine will struggle to reach temperature if the booster heater isn't working.  How long are you running the car for?  Mine wouldn't reach temperature in a 15-20 minute journey to work in colder weather.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 03:21:40 PM »
started the car this morning and engine temperature gauge did not move but I had some weird noises come from engine bay when I put foot on accelerator and took foot off.(sounded like steel knocking)Also could here fuel being pumped to tank (sounded like it was by rear passenger driver side door area) .
Engine temp gauge moved after 10 mins .Car drove as normal .
Just left work with the funny noises, noticed redish/rusty water coming from underneath car ,looked like from radiator. 4 mile drive but no warning lights came on.Car now in garage waiting to see what issues is(garage round corner from house).
Hoping its not major as im skint.lol.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 06:51:48 PM »
Apparently small hole in radiator. Going to use k-seal for quick fix.How much work is it to change rad over.Still don't understand why temp gauge is playing up, when there was no leak in the last week.Time to start to look for new Gal.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 12:44:27 PM »
The fuel noise is probably air in cooling system pumping around the six heater which is located under near side rear door area.
Personally I wouldn't use k seal as it is awful stuff it will clog up heater matrix,radiator core reducing flow and also the restrictor in small bleed off hose by expansion bottle.

The steel knocking noise you mention can you pinpoint where about it is coming from? Could it be the mounting on gearbox after clutch change?

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 03:57:56 PM »
Garage used a putty type substance to stop leak Which it has.The temp gauge on dashboard is still the same takes ages to move. still don't know why.
Yes the blocks things need tightening.How and do indeed to get rid if air in system.
All these things have happened since the clutch change 2 weeks ago.
Have used same garage for over 10 yrs.


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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 06:01:19 PM »
To remove air from system firstly check the plastic restrictor in small bore hose to expansion bottle isn't blocked. It is pushed in to hose near T piece by where it clips to battery surround. You will need some wd40 and a long screwdriver to push it out then use a 2mm drill bit to unblock.
Then let it idle for 15 minutes and take for a long drive armed with some coolant, stop several times to slowly release cap and check level.
Does your boost heater work?

I can't see the clutch change has caused it though probably just coincidence.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 06:19:55 PM »
I know this sounds daft but what is a boost heater and how do I check it.I presume you don't mean the car heaters inside.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #10 on: January 07, 2016, 07:31:41 PM »
There is a lot of info on here about these heaters click on the attachment in the post below

https://www.fordmpv.com/smf2/ford-galaxy-reference-library/galaxy-mk2-auxiliary-booster-heater-guide/
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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #11 on: January 07, 2016, 07:34:59 PM »
The boost heater is a diesel burner under the car by near side rear door it works if am didn't temp below 10 degrees,engine is running and coolant temp below 90 degrees.
If it works you will know as there will be a sound like a jet engine when running and also for a short while after turning engine off. It basically assisted warm up due to large coolant circuit and very little waste heat from engine. Even without it you should reach operating temp when driving.
Personally I still think you have a dodgy thermostat, you could try clamping hose from stat to bottom of rad to test if it reaches 90, don't leave on other than for a one off test though.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #12 on: January 10, 2016, 05:39:45 PM »
Could not get car in garage due to unforeseen circumstances. So update on issues.
Went to car this morning and noticed (due to rain on  floor) that there was wot looks like fuel on road.Parked the car further down road and noticed that the pool of same liquid was there.Does not smell like fuel but looks like it Got that clear shiny stuff..Its coming from passenger side about 5 inchs in from wheel arch roughly the same area as the water leak looked like it was coming from. When looking under car I found a split gator (I can do this)and a broken bracket on the driver side to a pipe which looks like it connected to engine. Also noticed that the diesel fuel filter was not hooked on properly(no leaks)
Must admit since I had the clutch done I've had more issues than before it went in.In process of ording a thermostat to see if that helps temp .My mate reckons it could be the fact that all thee issues are wear and tear and have just been more disturbed since clutch has been fixed .My concern is we found these issues and garage has not. Thinking of taking to another garage to have a look at.



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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #13 on: January 10, 2016, 06:24:47 PM »
Without looking don't know what bracket would be but the leak I would suspect is probably diff seal as they are disturbed when clutch done same with gaiter that would have been disturbed and poss caught in something.
I would suggest getting it back to garage that did the clutch to look first

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #14 on: January 10, 2016, 06:45:02 PM »
Cheers ,Hopefully its just that.So temptered to buy another car .Found a Galaxy ,full service, low mileage,55 reg.But me other half said WHAT IF THAT ONE GOES WRONG HAVE GOT SPARE CASH TO FIX. The answear is NO.but I have git cash to spend on mine.I got to admit its the best practical car I ever owned and I want to keep it.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #15 on: January 11, 2016, 06:29:58 PM »
Depending on the driveshaft setup fitted to your vehicle, the driveshafts on the 6 speed manual gearbox on the TDI are usually bolted to stub flanges/ axles on the gearbox meaning the seals aren't disturbed when removing the driveshafts or gearbox.

If you could perhaps post some pictures of the area where the fluid is leaking from and the broken pipe bracket it may help us to identify the source/purpose.
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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #16 on: January 12, 2016, 03:30:40 PM »
here you go picture of bracket.

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #17 on: January 12, 2016, 03:41:18 PM »
That is a common bracket to fail it holds boost pipe from turbo to intercooler on to the sump, are you sure it wasn't broken before?
 

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #18 on: January 12, 2016, 04:21:51 PM »
not really sure ,im finding bits here and there.I suppose that wot happens when you got 02 car.Im going to get bracket,if can find one on line.
Best thing is there have been no leaks for 2 days ?????.Took it for good run yesterday ,filled tank up with redex (used on all my cars).
Thanks for all the help .

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #19 on: January 12, 2016, 04:49:18 PM »
I think they are quite prone to breaking,I have noticed a ford part number sticker on mine suggesting it has been changed at some point.
Found one on the fleabay of that's any good for you?

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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2016, 08:19:20 AM »
I have had two break - both have been put back on and have worked like that for many thousands of miles with no apparent ill effects.
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Re: temperature gauge
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2016, 10:11:23 AM »
Yeah they break for a past-time, superseded in Ford for a steel one which is much better
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