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Re: Oil Temp

Hi Jeff;

    Your oil temperature sounds normal for a cold ( 0 to -10 C) day. My 1991
200 tq with the MC engine runs 80C in these conditions and about 100 - 110 C
in summer ( 20 - 30 C) conditions. My 1986 5kcstq with the MC engine ran the
same temperatures. There should be no problem operating at these oil
although any moisture condensate in the oil won't vapourize as fast.

                                    Fred Munro
-----Original Message-----
From: Jeff Donnelly <jeff@bewired.com>
To: quattro@coimbra.ans.net <quattro@coimbra.ans.net>
Date: Monday, January 05, 1998 2:39 PM
Subject: Oil Temp

>I could use some help from the list on a (potential) low oil temp problem.
>What temp do the gauges show for the 200 series.  I have a 3B engine that
>was just rebuilt and the gauge shows only 80 C deg.  The engine (coolant)
>temp is normal.  Is there a bypass for the oli coller could it be stuck
>and what is the fix?
>Is there a problem running a car with oil in this temp range? It is filled
>with 5-30 mobile 1. I live in New England and it has been fairly cool
>here(around freezing) for the most part.  TIA
>Jeff Donnelly  91 200 TQ avant