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Re: Me and my "new" 86 Coupe GT
> This car has not yet operated more than one or two clicks above 'cold' H20 temp, and barely
> makes it to 1/4 up the oil temp guage (105deg). What gives? Bad thermostat? I read letter
> from a guy who says he replaces a therm. in his 5k every year--I wouldn't mind the $25, but to
> me that indicates more of a problem lurking beneath the surface. Like I said, it runs smooth
> and strong.
Remember, the oil temp gauge is in Celius... 105 is 221F and that's
plenty hot. I would suspect the thermostat on the water temp; mine is
almost always at 40% (damn unmarked gauge).
> Mileage is AWFUL so far. Trip computer (toy) says anywher from 10.5-14 mpg. ??? It's the
> small 5cyl, and I havent been doing quarter miles or anything. ?
I think running too cold can cause that. Have you checked to see if
the mileage is really as bad as it's reported?