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Meriva MKII
« on: 03 August 2020, 22:34:24 »

Step daughter has a 12 plate Meriva MKII with a 1.4 non-turbo petrol engine.This evening she phoned and said that she was on the car park of a local supermarket where she'd been shopping for an hour and when she got back to the car and turned the ignition on the temp gauge went straight into the red zone[before she'd started the engine] I went and had a quick look,no coolant loss to speak of[just a tiny leak from the temperature sender]The sender itself can be rotated in the thermostat housing without any effort at all-surely that's not right is it?-basically you can flick it with your finger tip and it'll move.She's ordered a new sender unit for tomorrow[she's borrowed my V70 to get herself to work and back]are the thermostat housing know to crack around the hole where the sender fits?The sender looks to be held in only by a metal clip.The engine says Ecotec on top and the thermostat bolts to the right hand end of the engine.
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Re: Meriva MKII
« Reply #1 on: 03 August 2020, 22:35:57 »

Is this the same POS that should have been kicked back to the dealer :-\
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Re: Meriva MKII
« Reply #2 on: 03 August 2020, 22:47:46 »

It is indeed,but she wouldn't listen,head gasket and new thermostat were done last year and has been fine since until tonight.
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Re: Meriva MKII
« Reply #3 on: 04 August 2020, 13:41:34 »

If less than a year since the repair, I would kick it back to the repairer.
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Re: Meriva MKII
« Reply #4 on: 04 August 2020, 20:44:29 »

Well on her way home from work she bought a temp sender/sensor for it which she kindly allowed me to fit for her ::) A brief test drive later and some standing around with it ticking over and this seems to have cured the problem[hopefully]and has certainly stopped to minor coolant "weep".
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