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Re: [T3] THERMOSTAT / OIL COOLER



On Mon, 13 Aug 2001, Phil Castro wrote:

> I'm really curious as to what good the thermostat is
> on our cars.  Wouldn't it just make sense to leave the
> flaps wide open and let the air blow through all the
> time as hard as possible?


	Have you ever driven a Type III at 5degF at about 1,000 rpm in
first gear?

	Been there, done that.  The thermostat is a good thing.

	Ever seen people driving water-cooled cars with a piece of
cardboard attached to the radiator to block air flow?

	I know that the air-cooled VW thermostat is somewhat of a
"religious" issue, but I think that 99.9% of people will agree that there
are *some* driving conditions where it can become very relevant.

-Greg

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