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2000 Volkswagen GTI Question: why do i lose normal engine temp while driving



2000gti, 1.8L 4 Cylinder Turbo, Billerica, MA, February 04, 2012, 18:42

if my gti is idleing it runs 195 when i drive the temp goes back to cold

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    baccurate from Accurate Automotive & Tire Warehouse, February 04, 2012, 19:10

    It sounds like the thermostat is stuck open. You will need to replace this first. I recommend using a thermostat from VW, not an aftermarket one. Also make sure the electric cooling fan is cycling and not just stuck as this will also lower the operating temperature.

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    2000gti, February 04, 2012, 23:50

    thanks for your advice also if you can answer another question ? it acts like the shock mount is broke but i was told that they were both mount and shock was just replaced do you know what else would cause it

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