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I have noticed recently on my temperature gauge the needle is not going to the halfway line like it normally does it is stopping at the line just before. Is there something wrong or do I need to put water in the engine or something like that. I am getting a little worried just in case it si something serious.

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Hello you have a thermostat problem if you leave our care running the temp probably goes to middle a soon you start driving it goes down in cold weather you gonna freeze our butt off the tyhermostat stay open water always circulate temp cannot reach normal get it change car stay cold more expensive in gaz comsuption cheers

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