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Old 02-15-2007, 08:49 PM
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Good Afteroon, all:

Got a question about the normal oil temperature operating range for an 01 A6 2.7T. Granted, it's been butt-cold here in New Jersey the past few days (since I've owned the car), but no matter how much I drive, the temperature gauge doesn't get more than a hair above the 150-degree mark (the bottom of the gauge). I talked to the dealer about it; they said that it's normal for it to run low like that in the winter. I think he's feeding me a line of BS so they don't have to look at it; my hunch is that the temperature sending unit is not behaving correctly. But before I call him on it, I'd like to know if that really is normal for this time of year. The water temperature gauge sits right in the middle of the scale after about 10-15 minutes of running time.

So.....is this normal? And if not, what is the normal winter operating temperature (highway driving, not flogging on it).

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Old 02-15-2007, 10:18 PM
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butt cold in indy also and my 2000 A6 2.7t does the same thing. rarely does the temp. gauge get off the mark either. i wouldsay its normal
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I'm skeptical. Mine gets up to 175 after she's warmed up a bit and will go a bit above that if I ddrive her hard.
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It is normal. I never see my temp go up unless I boost a lot
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Default RE: 01' A6 2.7T oil temperature question

I'd have to say its Normal, I also have an 01 A6. 2.7T and mine does the same thing..stays right around 150-160..and we've been bitterly Cold here in Boston.

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Default RE: 01' A6 2.7T oil temperature question

Cold or hot outside, once the car is warmed up it generally runs right around 200o. Once,during some relatively high speed driving for 180 milesback from Detroit at ~90mph, it ran just over 225o.

My water temperature always sits right on the center line at twelve o'clock.
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The normal operating range of the 2.7L oil temp is 200-225 degrees under 70 degree ambient temperatures. For every 10 degrees the ambient air drops the oil temp should decrease 6-8 degrees. So its a normal condition.
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Hey all:

Thanks for the knowledge. I'll keep an eye on it once the weather starts getting a little warmer. Worse comes to worse and I have to replace the sending unit, and that doesn't look like too much of an ordeal.

-Red

PS: I'm out of Bergen county, NJ BoroKid.
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Default RE: 01' A6 2.7T oil temperature question

Thanks for all of that. It was so useful. My 01' A6 2.7t runs around 200 and it scares me cuz ive never noticed it so high. Its decently cold here in Detroit. My driving is normal, but i have seen it hit around 225 before.
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