[A4] Strange cooling behavior at 0F ambient

Christopher Anders dsi at chrisanders.net
Mon Jan 12 11:20:46 EST 2004

My 00 A4 1.8t reacted the same way. By the way, did anyone else
snowflake next to the temperature disappear at these low temps? I am not
sure what temp it disappeared, but will watch it and let you know. I
also found out I have a leaky left side headlight washer pump :-(

Chris Anders

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Subject: [A4] Strange cooling behavior at 0F ambient

As some of us have no doubt noticed, the last week or so saw some 0 to
-10F weather here in the Northeast. Nothing compared to certain other
climes, but my 98A41.8 sure acted funny.

At those temperatures the coolant temperature guage, normally rock solid
straight up (half way) once the engine is fully up to temperature, would
not rise above 1/4 up. It was almost as if I had a stuck thermostat. I
say almost because engine temperature did not vary with speed. Now that
the temps have returned to above 0F it is acting normally again.

So, is this normal? Anyone else experience this?


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