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#1 kevin defty

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 15:03

Hi, our 51 plate fabia 1.4mpi has the annoying problem of the water temp light flashing when the car is started cold each morning. After a few minutes it goes off and stays off, presumably when the temp sender unit has warmed up. I suspect a sender unit problem, anyone know the fix for this one? The water coolant is at the correct level and has no leaks. I guess a sender unit will be an easy fix, but not sure how much one will cost.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 15:17

Expansion bottle needs replacing, or if you can get at the contacts inside the bottle, clean them.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 17:58

If you get a flat bladed screwdriver and scrub it up and down the "prongs" inside the expansion tank that should cure it hopefully.

I had the same problem in my Leon Cupra Tdi and the screwdriver method worked.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 21:47

thanks for the replies, think I will drain the tank down to get to the prongs, try the scraping method and if that fails buy a new tank on ebay(£14.99 delivered )
Thanks again for your help.

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Posted 02 April 2010 - 23:19

thanks for the replies, think I will drain the tank down to get to the prongs, try the scraping method and if that fails buy a new tank on ebay(£14.99 delivered )
Thanks again for your help.


Or £10.99 from SKODA

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 08:42

Or £10.99 from SKODA

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Yes its amazing how many of us get mugged by "bargains" on ebay - can't knock it though - we should get in there and make a fortune!

Edit:- Note ebay probably = NOS and probably a superceded version >>>> dealer = latest version !!

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Posted 03 April 2010 - 19:14

Yes its amazing how many of us get mugged by "bargains" on ebay - can't knock it though - we should get in there and make a fortune!

Edit:- Note ebay probably = NOS and probably a superceded version >>>> dealer = latest version !!

Is that from any skoda dealer? or a website? I was quoted £20 today for a secondhand one at a scrapyard from an 04 Fabia