1997 VAUXHALL SINTRA ENGINE RUNNING COLD

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  • Yan
  • 1997 Vauxhall Sintra

Engine Cooling problem
1997 Vauxhall Sintra 6 cyl Two Wheel Drive Automatic 145000 miles

I have a Vauxhaul Sintra 3.0L V6. The heater inside does not produce much in the way of heat. The temp gauge has a range of 40 - 125 deg C. The reading when driving only shows around 60 deg, a quarter of the way up the scale. I have fitted a new thermostat but the engine running temp still seems low at only a 1/4 of the temp gauge. If left idling for a long period of time the temp reaches 100 deg but once I start driving the temp drops back down. Any ideas?

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Tuesday, January 12th, 2010 AT 9:05 PM

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  • Dave H
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Replace coolant temp sensor ! Are the cooling fans on radiator running all/most of the time?

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Wednesday, January 13th, 2010 AT 8:43 PM
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Hi, Thanks for your reply. The fans do not come on when idling after a long run. The temp switch, in my opinion, seems to work fine. The cars running temp is low as when I put on the heater in the car on I have a poor response with heat as well.

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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 7:13 AM
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I would replace the water pump. Could be giving bad circulation !

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Saturday, January 16th, 2010 AT 5:04 PM

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