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Re: Normal coolant temp gauge reading?
On Mon, 20 Dec 1999 Joshua Van Tol <email@example.com> wrote:
>Anyone care to comment on the normal coolant temp gauge reading on a
>5kcstq? My car normally runs at 1/4 after warmup, except when
>standing still, in which case it goes a bit above a half before the
>low speed fan kicks in. Also, it seems to take a long time to reach
>1/4 in cold weather. What I'm wondering is whether this is the
>expected behavior with a stock thermostat, or if it's likely I've got
>a wrong temperature or broken thermostat?
My 1986 5000cstq runs cold. Similar to your description.
It has a relatively new thermostat, too.
Eric R. Kissell
1986 5000cstq, 1.8 bar, k24, unhappy right now