Car: 2007 2.2 i-CTDi, FK3, NHB
Join Date: 21st February 2008
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With my OBD-Scantool (Obdscope for Symbian+Diamex DX-70 Bluetooth) i found out that the temperature gauge seems to be "lying" quite a bit.
It starts moving at slightly below 50°C (48 to be exact) - and reaches its normal position at 60°C! Operating temperature is around 80-85°C at normal outside temperatures and driving.
The gauge does not tell you that your engine is fully warmed up, just that it is not cold anymore!
This observation was made with a 2.2 i-CTDi, perhaps someone with an OBD-Scantool can check if it is the same for the petrol engines.