Tempreture spiking and loss of power
2000 Ford Fiesta 1.8 tuorbo diesel

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no.seven
Driver
1 points

Problem added: Nov 12, 2009 (11 years ago)
the tempreture gauge in my fiesta keeps spiking and i lose power especially when i put my foot down to overtake or driving on motorway then it will sort itself in a minute or so can anybody tell me what is wrong and how to sort i've had a new thermostat as when i was having my heater sorted the mechanic spotted that the middle had been cut out

Car details
Car: Ford Fiesta
Variant: 1.8 tuorbo diesel
Model Year: 2000
Category: Running Rough, Starting & Power Loss
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whittingehame
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20,190 points

Nov 12, 2009 (11 years ago)
From what you say , you have had probs . with cooling system i.e heater and thermostat.Looks as if it hasn't been solved and is ongoing.Many possiblilities , like fan not cutting in , radiator etc. etc..Another cause could be head gasket which would pressurise system and then cause air locks affecting heater . A sniff test will verify if there is any probs. , simple test .

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