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Thermostat problem

Discussion in 'Freelander' started by DieselDo, Jan 27, 2012.

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  1. DieselDo

    DieselDo New Member

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    I got my Freelander a couple of months ago and have only just noticed that it seems to be taking a while to warm up; after 10 minutes or so the needle on the temperature gauge has barely moved - if at all. This seems a little slow.

    I'm new to diesels, let alone Freelanders, so it may be my petrol-headed pre-conceptions are clouding my judgement, though I wouldn't expect there to be much - if any- difference between cooling systems.

    It's a 2.0 Td4 engine - does this seem slow?

    I've got a warranty, so at least I can breathe easy there....
     
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    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    How many miles of driving does it take before it's warm? Does the heater work?
     
  3. DieselDo

    DieselDo New Member

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    I'd say it probably takes about 4 miles of my daily commute (morning traffic) to get the needle into the middle of the gauge. The heater works but quite quite tepid for the first 10 minutes or so.
     
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    cuza68 New Member

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    are you driving normal road speed or stuck in rush hour traffic? 4 miles doesnt seem that bad to get normal running temp if stuck in traffic
     
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