Q: How far must my heat gauge rise? 2002 VW Golf

asked by on February 15, 2017

It only go to 70

My car has 170000 miles.
My car's transmission is unknown to me.

Hi there - auto manufacturers, as an informal standard, design operating gauges to align the needle in the middle of the gauge. This should be "90" on your gauge I believe (Celsius). This would suggest that your thermostat is not staying closed enough to let the engine get up to proper operating temperature. I recommend a thermostat replacement service performed by a mobile, professional mechanic, such as one from YourMechanic, who will come to your location, diagnose this problem, give you an accurate assessment of damage and cost estimate for repairs.

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