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Re: What is the best Thermostat temp?
On Tue, 1 Dec 1998, Brett Dikeman wrote:
> I would definitely leave it alone!
> Cooler thermostats cause excess cylinder wall wear.
Leave it alone, It is stuck wide open and on the highway I cant
even get heat the car runs so cool. Talk about exxessive cyl wall wear.
ANd, I know on the UR-Q a different thermostat does make it run better. I
just want to know what is best.
> Audi knows best with their engines. Trust 'em, honestly! Car
> manufacturers go to great lengths to determine these things, much better
> than we email-monkeys(sorta like grease monkeys, only we use email :)
> I think you've got a case of Fiddle-itis. I'm a former victim. Everything
> in the car looks lousy or ill-designed by the OEM when one is afflicted
> with Fiddleitis. The noted exception is the GM A/C controller head, which
> about everyone who's seen it, wonders why the hell it lasted in the type 44
> cars until 1991 and why it wasn't dumped after 2 years. At least the
> second-generation units(ie, after 1985-86) didn't burn up after a year or
So what will a factory part run me. Ijust dont want to pay dealer
price for a thing that costs $2 to make, that is why I am asking.
> Ugliest damn thing....ask anyone on the 200q20v list. We desperately
> wanted to figure out how to pop in an S6/S4 head...they look SO much better.
> Anyone with a donor S4/S6 unit, please let us know. Back-burner project,
> but I think it can be done!
THanks for the info but I really need to know exactly what to get.
And how much to pay. L8R