I have a 08 with 2.0T engine that seems to take a long time to warm up this winter and I am looking to see if anyone else experiences the same thing or is this normal.
This winter I have noticed it can take up to 20 minutes for the temp gage to get to 200 degree F which is operating temperature.
What I started to notice a few months ago is that it will sit pegged at the bottom even after 15 minutes of ideling in the garage, I start driving to work and after about 1 mile it will begin to move quickly up and then stay at that temperature for a few minutes and then start moving again, sometimes it will even drop 20 degrees or more before it starts climbing again.
Last week VW dealer put in a new thermostat assembly after acknowledging that the thermostat was not working properly and now same thing, what are the chances of two bad thermostats from VW?
What doesn't make sense is my 04 Passat wagon with 1.8T was at 190 degrees this morning after 15 minutes of ideling in garage and 08 2.0T engine was still pegged at bottom of gauge. I did open hood and touched engine to make sure it was not a fault with temp gauge and engine was cold.
Are other B6 2.0T owners having same slow warm up?