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Just got back from a good 45 minute or so night flog. Damn these things run good when its 28 degrees outside!

After a few spirited charges across I-90 to Mercer Island and back, followed by lots of stop and go in the city, the gauge gets to just the top of the lower white block.

When I put my hands on the lines in and out of the T/stat, the ones on the engine side are quite warm to the touch, as in after about 30 seconds or so they become uncomfortable to hold onto. The 2 lines on the radiator side (towards the front of the car) of the T/stat are somewhat warm and the radiator in the front fender would have trouble heating up a hot dog. I'm inclined to think that the T/stat is working properly.

With the ignition "ON", I pulled the wire off the temp sender and the needle immediately goes to way below "cold" and with it grounded the needle goes to the moon so my guess is the gauge itself is OK. I think I'll throw on a new sender just for giggles to see what happens.

Fogcity... yeah the 'mitts get a little chilled on some of these early morning M/strada adventures. Come to think of it that thing is oil/air-cooled also and it has a hard time breaking out of the 120's (it has a bling bling whiz bang digital display).
Kie in Seattle. '05 3.4 987, '76 930 DP/Kremer thing. Past p's... '91 928S4, '95 993, '82 928, '91 944S2, '92 964, '67 912/911 2.7, '72 911/3.0, '89 951, '87 951, '94 968 cab, '96 993, '87 928S4, '78 911SC targa, '79 911SC, '84 Carrera row, '75 911S, '85 Carrera targa, '84 930 RUF, '04 996 C4S.
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