the system diagnosis throws up the fault code mentioned in title.
after 20-30 minutes of driving live feed registers following parameters:
-engine temperature: 111 deg C
-oil temperature : 100 deg C
the above two are found under the section " auto gearbox", not sure why engine...
"P1614 - Electric thermostat circuit open. Drive cycle A"
fired up the little beauty, drove off, after 15 minutes of driving the live stream showed coolant temperature to be 75 degrees Celsius, whereas radiator coolant temperature was still 13.5 degC.
Had new thermostat and radiator...