operating temperature?

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Tue Dec 5 07:28:15 EST 2006

If your 200 never gets very warm, I would suspect that you might have a bad

When I had a thermostat go in my 200, it would only register maybe one mark
off of full cold,
though. Forget about heat.

Is it possible that someone installed the cooler of the two thermostats
available for the car?

I wouldn't recommend running the cooler thermostat unless you're always in
very hot climates.

In the Passat's case, I would also check the thermostat. If you can verify
temperature via other means
to see that the engine is actually getting warm, then I would suspect the
gauge itself (BTDT in both
the A4 and the 200).


On 12/4/06, Jeremiah Curry <jercurry at comcast.net> wrote:
> Howdy all,
> The other day a friend was riding in our 99 Passat V6 and asked why it
> never
> reached operating temperature.  The center of the temp guage is labeled
> 190
> and it never got close.  That made me wonder and I noticed that my 1991
> 200
> 20v never gets to the middle of it's temp guage either.  Should it? (it is
> about 20 degrees outside, but they have both been on fairly long drives, 1
> hour or more)  I am wondering if either or both of them have bad
> thermostats, they both blow warm from the heater, but not really hot.

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