Temp Gauge/Warning light 90q

cobram at juno.com cobram at juno.com
Fri Apr 7 18:26:19 EDT 2006

It doesn't matter WHAT the car is, all things being equal, you will
ALWAYS run cooler without the thermostat.  Your statement is the same as
saying that by obstructing the flow of air to an air cooled engine will
make it run cooler.   

Screws fall out all the time, the world is an imperfect place.

L DC <ldc007usa at yahoo.com> writes:
> I may not have expressed in the best way, but the
> bottom line is, as per set up in the VW Quantum
> Syncro, which shares the same set up and drive train
> as the 4KQ, if your thermostat is stuck open or do not
> have a thermostat in place all together, the car will
> tend to run on the hotter side of the gauge.
> And if in stop and go traffic, like we get here in
> say, the Palmetto Expressway (FL) in a hot, humid
> afternoon with 95*F, the fan will be running mad and
> still, the car would be running very hot. All cooling
> systems in working order, except for the exception
> mentioned above.  
> --- cobram at juno.com wrote:
> > L DC <ldc007usa at yahoo.com> writes:
> > 
> > > normal after warm up. In fact, car might start to
> > > overheat instead if in stop and go traffic since
> > it
> > > won't allow for radiator to cool down H2O as this
> > > circulates non stop.
> > 
> > This statement makes absolutely no sense.

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