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RE: Unlabelled Gauge markings

I don't remember what mine runs, but just off hand I'd say just above
the 60C mark generally and approaching the marker between 60 and 130
recently during the 90F+ weather...

The whole gauge is not linear though - the distance between the labelled
markers 60-130 is roughly the same as between 130-170. I have just been
assuming that the unlabelled marker is half way in both instances.

I run Amsoil synthetic right now (20W-50 I think, but I'll have to
- peter henriksen, peterhe@microsoft.com, issaquah, wa
  91 200qw
  94 acura legend gs
  80 mazda 626

>From: 	Paul C. Waterloo[SMTP:74543.407@CompuServe.COM]
>Sent: 	Thursday, July 25, 1996 6:10 PM
>To: 	INTERNET:quattro@coimbra
>Cc: 	er
>Subject: 	Re: Unlabelled Gauge markings
>> When you have a gauge ('91 200 Q oil temp, for instance) that has
>> a labelled mark at 60, an unlabelled one, then a labelled one at 130,
>> what is the value for the middle mark?  Is it just directly between the
>> two?  What if the mark is geographically a lot closer to one of the
>> labelled marks?  So, is my middle mark, which is the one that it rides
>> at most of the time really 95C or 203F?
>>    95 = (60+130)/2
>It depends on how it is calibrated, but it is somewhat linear I would
>making your assumption correct. BTW, it's degrees C, not F.
>However, I have a 91 200 Q and the oil temperature tops out at about 60 C.
>running Mobil 1 with 3-5 K oil changes.
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