[V8] How hot is hot?

Tony and Lillie tonyandlillie1 at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 20 23:13:47 EDT 2005

Ours runs around the same when on the highway, maybe a couple of degrees 
cooler. It has reached 110 in traffic, no problems at all. That was at 115 
outside temp. It shouldn't get much above 105, but our's has an old radiator 
with plenty of corossion in it :(

Tony Hoffman
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Mike Arman" <armanmik at earthlink.net>
To: <v8 at audifans.com>
Sent: Saturday, August 20, 2005 4:19 PM
Subject: [V8] How hot is hot?

> How hot is hot?
> New TB, water pump, thermostat, radiator looks OK.
> Temp gauge shows about two needle widths less than 100 in around town
> driving, does not seem to be rising beyond that. After a short stop and
> restart, it went to slightly over 100, but came back down again pretty
> quickly. Drove about four miles total, just a quick shakedown cruise. Oil
> temp gauge moved off the stop for the first time in living memory, got to
> 70 degrees. Oil pressure is fine at 5 bar.
> I'm wondering if this is OK, or if it is just a really hot day here in
> Florida (Orlando had 101 Tuesday, it is a little cooler here, but not 
> much).
> Am I being overly nervous, or does this sound OK?
> Coolant and oil levels are OK, but I will recheck them. I also want to
> check the fusible link and the electric fan speeds.
> AC was not running. It works, but I just don't like AC, even on *really*
> hot days like today - well over 90 degrees.
> The engine is noticeably quieter than it was before the TB change, and the
> power comes on like gangbusters, smooth and strong, but I am probably
> comparing it to my wife's 626, which is a buzzy, underpowered four 
> cylinder
> econobox which I have been driving while I finished up the V8. The Audi,
> with 146K on it, feels SO much better and more solid than the Mazda does
> with only 40K . . .
> Best Regards,
> Mike Arman
> 90 V8, not just a car, an ADVENTURE!
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