View Full Version : 4.2 swap running temp?

pee quu
07-07-2014, 08:43 AM
Have another question for all you v8 swapped guys out there. What is everyones temp gauge reading? Driving around mine pretty much stays dead center but if there is traffic it seems to creep a little past the middle. Most I have seen it go so fat is half way between dead center and the next line over. Just need to know if this is normal or I should be worried lol

07-07-2014, 09:24 AM
The gauge temp is more of a recommendation than an actual reading. Check the actual temp using vag-com. Mine has gone a little past center once as you mentioned while sitting in traffic at 90+ degrees outside.

pee quu
07-07-2014, 10:08 AM
what should the golden number be? The fans all work, turn on and off like they are supposed to. I am assuming the full front end and hood on the car and a skid plate doesn't help with air movement. As far as checking with vag-com I would assume it has to be done while the motor is running at operating temp? I never checked it like that before