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Discussion in 'Ibiza Mk5 (2008-2017)' started by iandjm, Aug 11, 2009.

  1. iandjm

    iandjm Active Member

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    Hi,

    One question. is anyone else concerned at the fact the car does not have an engine temperature gauge? It would be nice to see if things were going wrong, rather than having to wait for the engine overheating and stop engine light to come on. Maybe the centre display could have scrolled between fuel gauge and temperature gauge?


    Ian
     
  2. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    I am also concerned about this. The engines are reliable but i still want to know what is going on in there. There is a trick to see the temp through the clima but i don't know how to enter this mode on the mk5. I will try.
     
  3. andy15star

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    I asked this to SEAT, they said there was no need for one. If it overheats you get a warning through the warning lights on the dash !. That was their explanation anyway !

    Regards,
    Andy
     
  4. andy15star

    andy15star Full Member

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    Hi there, if you do manage to get the codes up on the climate control for the MK5 please let us all know !! - i want to be able to do this too.

    I know how to do it on the old Leon Cupra, but it doesn't work on the MK5 Ibiza in the same way :(

    Andy
     
  5. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    I am trying to find them. I know how to find them on VW and on older seats but not on the mk5. When i find something i will let you know.

    Yes that is true, but the warning lights appears when the temp has reached a critical point and you have to stop the car immidietly.
     
  6. nightflight

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    they also don't tell you when the car's nicely warmed up and ready for a bit of a thrashing ;)
     
  7. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    +1 :clap:
     
  8. shock

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    Me too.. but thought the higher spec Ibiza's would have it..
     
  9. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    No ibiza has a temp. gauge. I have the fr and i have driven the cupra but none of them has one.
     
  10. andy15star

    andy15star Full Member

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    Here here ! - my thoughts exactly!
     
  11. yusuf_1977

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    the hyundai getz has a blue light on the dashboard and when stg is hot it comes red. i think the solution is better without having even a blue one on my mk5.therefore one can guess seeing the blue colour everything is ok.
     
  12. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    1) When you see the blue light you don't know if the car is still cold or has reached 90 C.
    2) The red light comes on when the engine is too hot which means you have to stop immidietly.
    But if you had a gauge you could always know what is happening in the engine.
     
  13. BeezerDiesel

    BeezerDiesel Minus a Diesel Beezer

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    In the new Golf GTI the computer has a read out of the oil temperature, does the new Ibiza not have this feature? The oil temp is far more useful than water temp. for knowing when you can bury the accelerator pedal. My mk2 Ibiza has the old VW MFA which also shows oil temp.
     
  14. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    No, it does not but you can see all the info through the clima. (has anybody tried this trick ? I always forget)
     
  15. yusuf_1977

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    yes quite good solution but :cry:
     
  16. WozzaM

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    Maybe having a sticky thread where people can put codes when they find em will be a good idea.
     
  17. elronzo66

    elronzo66 Guest

    I was told by my Seat dealer a warning light would illuminate on the instrument panel should it overheat even in the abscence of a temp guage.
     
  18. nightflight

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    It will do, but its still no indication of when that tdi power is warmed up enough to be unleashed
     
  19. andy15star

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    I totally agree !. However, i have a digital temp gauge fitted in there and find it gets up to 87C (pretty much as high as it gets) after around 2 miles of steady driving (when cold).

    Regards,
    Andy
     
  20. vtxracer

    vtxracer Greek FR DSG driver

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    Could you post a pic of it ? I want to install one.
    Thanks
     

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