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Re: was ur-q low temp light

>>Yesterday a green/blue temperature idiot light came on upon starting and then
>>proptly faded away. I remember reading that the urQ with its lack of
>>instrumentation had a light to indicate when the car was at the correct
>>coolant temp. Does anyone know? Why did it go out immediately?
>>A. Finney
>>1982 coupe
>>1983 UrQ
>>Yep, that would be the low temp light. Not supposed to run it up into
>>boost till it is fully off, pretty much common sense. I don't even move
>>mine till that light is fully out.
>I have heard and read that engines should be warmed up by driving gently
>rather than idling.  Thoughts?
>>Mine goes out in 1-2 mins (85 ur-q) It must be like below 10-15 degrees F
>>for it to come on at all. Where are you located and just how cold was it
>>at the time? Cold enough that trees & fire hydrants been thankin' dogs?

yes, the correct procedure is to light up the motor and drive off immediately (according to both my s2 and ur-q manuals).  both have the 20v turbo, but i recall that the advice was the same for my old 10v ur-q.

i do wait for the oil pressure to stabilise before moving off however.

the reasoning behind this as i understand it is that the motor warms up more quickly under a light load (normal driving).  "boost" driving should not be undertaken until the motor is up to temperature.

'93 s2
'90 ur-q