Category: Thermostat

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A cold running engine is not efficient. This impacts fuel economy, emissions and carbon buildup.

⚠️ Fuel economy lower than it should be? ℹ️ If a car is running cold then it won't be as efficient as it should be. This will impact fuel economy, raise emissions and carbon buildup. Another vehicle with a misbehaving thermostat - this time a Jaguar X type 2.2 diesel (2007 - 169,584 miles) booked in for diagnostics and Engine…

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Own a diesel? DPF light been coming on recently?

Here we have another BMW 530D (2007 - 109,696 miles) booked in for diagnostics health check due to the DPF light being on and off recently. ⛑️ Initial health check looked clear and then on to the diagnostics. 📊 Initial code scan showed the obvious DPF codes, but in addition glow plug 1 and 2 activation codes. This needs fixing…

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Faulty Thermostat and engine mounts on this Audi A4 2.0 TDI

⚠️ Just bought a vehicle? Get it checked out and cleaned up for the road ahead to pick up on issues before they become a problem. Here we have a returning customer with a new acquisition - an Audi A4 2.0 TDI booked in for a diagnostic health check and Engine Carbon Clean. ⛑️ Initial health check picked up on…

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Thermostat problems? A cold running engine is bad news for fuel economy, DPFs and carbon buildup.

⚠️ #didyouknow that a cold running #engine will- cost you more at the pump ⛽- increase your #emissions creating buildup faster 🌫️- restrict or disable the #DPF #regeneration process (diesel) 📌 If you notice your engine/coolant temperature is low or dropping down when idling, driving or when you put the heater on then chances are you have a #thermostat problem.…

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Own a BMW diesel? Regular diagnostics checks are essential to ensure the glowplug system and thermostats are working properly otherwise you will run into DPF problems.

Here we have a BMW 530D booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean with no apparent running issues. 📊 Diagnostics showed 10 engine codes with a mixture of DPF, turbo and glowplug codes. Once documented and cleared all 6 glow plug codes reappeared which is a sign that the glow plug control box has gone (already booked in for…

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⚠️ Declining MPG? Keep an eye on your engine temperature as a faulty thermostat could be the culprit

⚠️ Declining MPG? Engine running cold? Keep an eye on your engine temperatures as a faulty thermostat can be the culprit! Here we have a VW Passat (2004 - 203,029 miles) booked in for diagnostics and Engine Carbon Clean after the fuel economy was dropping. 📊 Diagnostics confirmed cold running and a new thermostat required for this vehicle combined with…

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⚠️ Keep an eye on your engine temperatures, especially now the weather is getting colder ❄️

If your vehicle is running colder than normal then it can be a sign of a faulty thermostat (stuck open). 1️⃣ A cold running engine will be less efficient, so you will experience worse fuel econony ultimately costing you more at the pump ⛽ 2️⃣ A cold running diesel engine if fitted with a DPF affects the regeneration process and…

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