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Re: water wetter/oil cooling

Huw observes:

> You know, it's funny, I've been meaning to share this for a while.  My 82
> coupe seems to be more oil cooled than water cooled.   Generally the water
> temp gauge sits low, and never climbs.  The oil, OTOH, will run 100 deg C 

Mine too.  When it was new, the water temperature was always high.  As it
broke in it went down a bit, but always stayed in the upper quarter of the
normal range.  The original thermostat did go bad a few years ago, it
opened at a lower temperature.  I replaced it with the OEM type (95 deg. C.?)
and the water temp has never been the same.  It stays in the lower half of
the normal range.  The oil temp is always about 100C.  Higher if I drive
hard, and has always behaved that way.  I don't think that the water temp
gauge is bad because heat output in the winter is lower and the fan will
come on at the high end when idling just as it always did.  I should check
my "new" thermostat.

Don Hoefer
'82 Coupe