I'd go with a rad first.
Put the dash display in digital mode and u will see the actual engine temp
in there and can monitor it for yourself.
Hi, wonder if anyone can help.
I have a 2000 Ford Focus, LX 1.6. Recently i've noticed the temp guage
no longer sits in the middle where it used to sit if i go 60 mph or
above. If i go on the motorway, or go 60mph and above the temp guage
starts to rise, and eventually ends up in the red. It stays there for a
while, and then drops again, but rises again within a minute. If i stay
below 60 the car drives like a dream.
The water and anti freze coolant is fine. The car isn't overheating in
terms of there's no smoke or steam rising from the bonnet.
I've taken it to half a dozen garages all telling me something
They say the radiator is blocked, the guage is faulty, temp sensor is
faulty, and the main ford dealer wanted £96 just to look at it, before
they even tell me whats wrong with it.
I'm at my witts end now, has anyone had this before, or any indications
of whats up. The car has done 130'000 miles.