I have seen a lot of messages posted about VW based tds running hot, but no one has defined at what temp is hot..Now that the weather has gotten warm here (low 90s)I have had my oil temp gage read almost 210..At what temperture is a VW considered to be running hot?..Does shifting to a lower gear to raise engine and cooling fan rpm help drop the temp? Or does the higher engine speed make the temp rise even though the fan is turning faster? My final question is at 210 degrees am i approaching air cooled melt down? thanks guys, Mike
From what I’ve read it apears somewhere between 180 and 220 is acceptable, I attempt to keep mine under 200, – but then I live in Canada! and that is after running at 3,800 RMP for three hours – averaging 70 to 75 mph!
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