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Old 12-04-2012, 10:46 AM
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Wow D...!
Glad you found the problem...!

I wish there was a way to show the ktmp read-out all the time on your dash...
Maybe a separate VDO gauge connected to the temp. sensor...?

Also check and make sure your Auxiliary Water Pump is also working, because that can also affect how fast the car warms-up, and allows the engine to get to the correct running temperature, because if it doesn't, (as you have already stated), your car's mileage will suck/ and will use more gas...

Another note...
Also check the CCV, because if it is not functioning properly, (evacuating fuel fumes at start-up), your car will burn a lot of gas, hence, provide poor mileage and poor performance...
Ask me how I know...

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