[Vwdiesel] Rabbits 1980-1984 (keeping the heads cool)

Scott Kair scott3491 at insightbb.com
Mon Jun 30 20:01:58 EDT 2003

Hagar wrote:

>>This one the needle hung on last mark before red (made me nervous). <<

    That's way too high, unless you really got carried away with the foot
feed climbing mountains in the heat.

    >>Can someone tell me on the expanded temp scale what each mark
represents in degrees ???.<<

    Judging from the proper gauges in the trucks and equipment at work, the
one in the middle would be around 180F.

    >>Yesterday I removed the thermostat completely (80 C one) ----now the
needle hangs around mark 1 or two.----<<

    They've been known to stick, even when new.  Quality among manufacturers
varies, too.  The one in the last Caddy I had was scary; from cold, the
gauge would go to about 3/4 of the way open, then the thermostat would open
and the temp would drop.
    The turbos I've had ran noticeably warmer, but I'm not sure whether
that's related to the cooling system or more vigorous driving.
    Is the fan working?
    Scott Kair

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