Coolant temperature weirdness

Bernie Benz b.benz at
Fri Mar 5 17:16:05 EST 2004

> From: mallick at
> No real complaint,'s just that the guage is acting "different"
> than
> it  did before, and different tells me something has changed (usually, not
> necessarily for the better).  Besides, if I worry about this, then I can
> postpone worrying about the 1000 mi/qt oil consumption the car is now
> exhibiting :-)
Gee John, Now you have me worrying about my gas and oil mileage!  28 to 30
MPG and 8 to 10K/Qt.  Should I switch to M1 and hi test?  And dump the
Orange filter?

> John
> Quoting Bernie Benz <b.benz at>:
>> So, what's your complaint, just that the temp gage reads low?  That's not
>> too bad, if it reads consistently low.  The MFTS usually fails in an
>> intermittent fashion, gage reading back and forth between zero and some
>> actual temp.
>> Bernie

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