Coolant temperature weirdness

Brandon Rogers brogers at
Fri Mar 5 17:20:30 EST 2004

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I thought low water temps (due to lots of air
through radiators) and high oil temps (due to constant high rpm, somewhat
constant boost, even if low boost) was normal for high speed driving.

Any corrections welcomed-


----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Peer Oliver Schmidt" <pos at>
To: <200q20v at>
Sent: Friday, March 05, 2004 3:10 PM
Subject: Re: Coolant temperature weirdness

> John, Bernie, et al.
> a "me, too" post. With a twist.
> >>So, what's your complaint, just that the temp gage reads low?  That's
> >>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.
> during the time, when the temp gauge reads low for the water, the oil
> temperature climbs to 130+ during Autobahn driving. Therefor I think
> there is a problem, that I can't figure out at the moment. MFTS around 3
> years old.
> In regular city driving the water gauge goes up as well. So it seems to
> me something is not closing right ?!
> rgds
> pos
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