Car temperature Low

Submitted: Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 06:59
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Hi all,

I apologise that this question is not 4wd related but I know someone will be able to answer this so I thought I would ask anyway.

I own a 92 model Holden Barina that I use as my run around car. I drive it each day from Sydney's outer west into the city.

For some reason, the engine is not heating up. The temp gauge does not move one mm on my run into the city(mind its been minus 1 each morning for the past few days) and I have no hot air coming from my heater. I know the temp gauge works as when the day heats up, the gauge moves up slightly and the heater air starts to warm a little.

Is my thermostat busted??? or is it something else.

Many thanks
Jason
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:41

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:41
Jason, you are correct, thermostat is u/s. Time to get it changed.
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Reply By: Member - Oldplodder (QLD) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:48

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 07:48
Thermostat would be my first check.
If one is there, sounds like it is either fully open all of the time, or some one has pulled it out to solve a 'heating' problem.
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Follow Up By: Jason (macca) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:25

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:25
I checked if there was a thermostat and there is one there. I will buy a new one today and see how it goes

Jason

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Follow Up By: Member - John R (NSW) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:45

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 08:45
My wife's car used to eat thermostats. Same deal-they used to stick open. I'm glad it wasn't the other way round.
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Reply By: signman - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 09:14

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 09:14
Do wot the truckies do- tape a bit of cardboard over half the radiator..
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Reply By: Member - Stephen M (NSW) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 10:19

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 10:19
Thermostat for shore but just keep an eye on it today when you put a new one in, there is three differant temperture ranges you can buy for the barina if not going genuine, I think for memory 74c, 86c,92c, go the middle of the range which should give you a reading on your temperature guage of about midway maybe a tad under,I've had 2 barina's, 90 model and 94 model 1.3, brillant little cars cant kill them run on the smell of an oily rag, as said above lucky it jammed open and not shut, I put non genuine in mine and never had a problem, easy to replace 10 min job. Regards Steve M
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Follow Up By: Jason (macca) - Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 11:25

Friday, Jun 16, 2006 at 11:25
Steve,

Thanks for the info. Will make sure I get the 86c thermostat
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