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Overheating 1999 volvo v70 tdi

Gauge stays halfway point for about 10 miles or so, then it will rise quickly up to near the red sector on gauge. Stop for around two minutes and switch off, then when restarted the gauge usually goes slowly back down to half way point again over the next couple of miles. When it is running hot the engine loses some power. The heater control valve under the dash decided to expire last week and i have put a temporary bypass on the heater hoses till i can get around to tackling the job.

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Sounds like the thermostat may sticking shut.

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