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Cool running 5kCST
I have a curious problem on my '88 5kCST. Seems that the coolant
temperature never gets very hot. If I am cruising at a fast speed on the
expressway, the coolant needle hovers at the 1/4 mark or even below. If I
come to a long stop light or slow down for a while, the needle starts
creeping up to the halfway mark, which I believe is the normal operating
temp. Once I start moving fast again, the temp starts cooling off again.
Is this the sign of a failing thermostat? Since the car seems to run so
cool now, my cooling fan (with very noisy bearings) doesn't come on nerly as
much. This is a blessing, since when it used to run a long time it would
drain my battery by the end of the day.
Am I causing damage to my engine by driving it in this condition? Any help
would be appreciated...
Chris King | '94 Corrado SLC (Sherry Red/Beige Leather)
email@example.com | '90 V8 Quattro (Black/Platinum Leather)
San Antonio, TX | '88 5000CS Turbo (Metallic Black/Gray Leather)