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Re: I finally got a quattro (well, s
> By putting in a cooler 'stat, I've lowered the temperature of the water
> flowing through the engine and radiator.
The thermostat controls the MINIMUM temp of the coolant and it does that by
not opening (thereby restricting flow through the radiator) until a certain
temp is reached. After it's opened, it has no effect whatsoever on how hot
the coolant gets ... that's the job of the fan switch. All you've achieved
with your lower temp thermostat is to give your cooling system a head start
compared to the regular temp thermostat and if you had any problems with it
overheating before, you still have them now except the symptoms are masked.
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