At 04:03 PM 7/27/96 -0400, you wrote:
>email@example.com wrote on 27 Jul 96 15:36:20
>< When one of the Corrados first came out (don't recall if it was the G60 or
>< the VR6), R&T magazine commented on high oil temps--I recall 230-255F! The
>< response from the VW engineers was that was by design--more efficient and
>< cleaner burning.
>In respect to the 1989-90 Corrado, the July 1995 Letters in "European Car"
>responded to a Corrado hot oil query.....
>At the introduction of the Corrado ...."After a long quick haul up a
>mountain road, we were seeing oil temperatures of 249 degrees!" ..... The
>VW engineers stated "that with the oil much colder, horsepower goes down,
>emissions go up and fuel mileage drops.......We know that everything you
>read tells you that engine oil should be 180 degrees F, but we think it may
>be time for another look. Modern synthetic oils don't come close to
>breaking down at 300 or even 350 degrees F. We think we'd try a good
>synthetic, and just not worry too much about it. You'll note that VW's most
>modern engine, the VR6, runs high oil temperatures and heats up quite
>quickly - all the better for emissions, economy and performance."
>Just quoting but note they stated synthetic oil can handle the heat.
>"The Major difference between a thing that might go wrong and a thing that
>can not possibly go wrong is that when a thing that can not possibly go
>wrong goes wrong it turns out to be impossible to get at or repair.
>From the book "Mostly Harmless" by Douglas Adams
I have a question about those corradas. I have seen them on the road and
they look like real nice cars. I want one of those or a CQ. What kind of
engine do they have and how much horsepower do they have?