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Re: Normal coolant temp gauge reading?

On Mon, 20 Dec 1999 Joshua Van Tol <jjvantol@uswest.net> 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