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Join Date: Feb 2005
County: Down in the Park
2.0 8v Normal operating temp?
Hi all. I'm the proud owner of a 1992 @155 2.0 8v. The car itself gave me zero probs in the last 2 years, just a few auxiliaries are dieing on me... One of the connections in the wiper assembly gave out, so I think I'll replace that with one from a Volvo 440/460.
But what's puzzling me is... When I drive, at any speed really, the engine temp as reported on the dashboard drops to about 50 c, for sure in winter. Only in a traffic jam will the temp rise to 90-95 c and will the radiator fan kick in... In the summer I can get it up to 70 or so, but that's still low. The oil temp stays at about the same temperature.
I realise we're from all parts of the world here, but is this normal, or do I have a defect temperature valve? The car has always done this, since I have it...