Car runs too cool/intermittant autocheck annoyances

Peter Schulz pcschulz at
Mon Oct 24 14:41:38 EDT 2005


a cold running engine is a BAD thing.  You want the engine to get to its 
working temperature....
the engine is running rich and you are likely collecting alot of carbon and 
water in your exhaust as a result.

btw, you also run the risk of failing emissions


At 02:31 PM 10/24/2005, SuffolkD at wrote:
>Phil:  I'd go one further on the cool running (temp) of the 200 20V.
>My 200 20V runs ultra cool.
>Only when stopped in traffic will the temp get into the normal operating
>I suspect the thermostat is partially open all the time.
>this (theoretically) gets me:
>Lower gas mileage.
>Low boost on occasion like the MFTS symptom. 1.3 / 1.4 bar
>Luke warm heat in the winter.
>I would guess it would lead to engine life longjevidy (sp?) hence the reason
>why I haven't changed mine.

1991 200 20v Q Avant Titan Grey
1991 200 20v Q Avant Indigo Mica
1991 90 20v Q Red
1990 CQ silver (awaiting S2 engine transplant)

1990 CQ red ( to part or not)
Chelmsford Ma, USA 

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