Steam Up

Mileage: 186,021KM

Duh… temperature risen on the way back from the garage. 30 minutes driving in and out of traffic jam with needle at 100 degree most of the time. Once reach my home, popped up the hood and here is what I found…
 

 
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Cold Finger

Mileage: 80,509KM
Do It Yourself: Yes
Difficulty: Easy

In my last entry, I did mentioned that my temperature reading is bit off and giving me -10 degree on optimal engine operating temperature.

After some reading and info gathering, I managed to narrow down to two factors (mechanical) that will contribute to this error. Firstly, it may due to worn out needle which cost a lot to repair (if replacing the whole meter cluster) or a bit messy if I need to DIY to fix the needle back to original position. Secondly, it may be an issue with the thermostat which is easier to fix but may cost in between with the first two options. I chose the second option.

 

The thermostatThe thermostat

 
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