too cool temps in the winter
quattro at frank.mercea.net
Mon Feb 20 13:56:58 EST 2006
The 200q20v has a new thermostat from barely a few months ago, very
recent main+aux radiators, and fresh pentosin coolant.
The thermostat was replaced because the car was often running cold;
oil temps are close to normal, but coolant temps are often in the
first 3 bars on a nearly constant basis in the wintertime. Heat is
also less than spectacular, although oddly enough, there's one turn
close to the house (hard left, nearly a 180) where heat out of the
vents seems to spike, as if there was a warm pocket of coolant...
Any ideas? Do any listers partially block the grill/radiator to help
keep coolant temps up in the winter?
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