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RE: Unhappy 200 in Heat.

How would you like to live in AZ (with an Audi)?

-----Original Message-----
From:	owner-quattro@audifans.com [mailto:owner-quattro@audifans.com] On
Behalf Of Newman,Lawrence C.
Sent:	Tuesday, July 13, 1999 5:40 AM
To:	PlyBoyDoct@aol.com
Cc:	Quattro List
Subject:	Re: Unhappy 200 in Heat.

My temperature gauge is usually at about the middle mark, too.  I think it
operates from 90 to 110 degrees celsius.  I've only owned the car a year
same car as yours) and the under hood temp is the hottest of any car I've
owned.  My mechanic sez that Audi believes that the physics of turbocharging
demand that the engine operate at a very hot temp to maintain efficiency.
the other hand, my '88 Mazda GTX is a turbocharged 4 and it operates in a
moderate range.  My old Saab turbo did, too.  The GTX generates about 180 HP
(modified) and the SAAB about 150 (modified) so I can't quite agree with the
alleged Audi assumption.

The question is - is this high temp dangerous?  I'm still suspicious.  This
Virginia, too, where mid 90's temps are pretty common in summer.

PlyBoyDoct@aol.com wrote:

> ....  My car's temp get to the middle of the gauge(1 notch
> past the normal)
> Jason C
> 89 200t10v
> Redmond WA