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 Post subject: Cooling system
PostPosted: Wed Aug 22, 2012 9:01 am 
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We have just bought a Ford Freda 2001 2 litre petrol the temperature gauge hardley moves unless we are in traffic I have been told this is ok as it comes from a hot country and the thermastat is a a differant type. Has any one had similar experiances. :?: paint 259


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 Post subject: Re: Cooling system
PostPosted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 5:32 pm 
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Location: Southampton
Also just bought a Bongo Friendee Aero 2.0L petrol last weekend, from a main importer/conversion dealership, and traded in my ageing old-faithful 2.5TD. A 250-mile journey home gave me time to check for faults. Noticed that there was no movement of the temperature gauge needle, particularly when cruising on the motorway, although it would creep up slightly if the engine was under extra load (long inclines and hills) or when in slow traffic in towns. Went back to dealership mid-week and asked for the "problem" to be checked. Temperature sensor changed but hasn't made any difference.
I was also told that the sensor is for the Japanese market it is designed for a hotter climate and a "winter" version is not available in the UK.
I will be interested to read any replies you might get to your posting.
Derek


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 Post subject: Re: Cooling system
PostPosted: Thu Aug 30, 2012 10:59 am 
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Now we have fixed our overheating problem (the whistling kettle syndrome, caused by the cooling system running dry), the temperature gauge in our Bongo (2.5 diesel) is often near the minimum end of the scale, and when hot only goes up to less than halfway on the scale. It seems very happy like this. Hope this helps : )


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