Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Northwest Indiana
Car Year: 2006
Car Model: 2006 & 2010 Forester
Every temp gauge
Works like that. Unless you have an "over eager" engine block heater.
When it is 30 degrees or colder, our Powerstroke temp gauge won't even make it to the bottom, unless you drive on the interstate at 75mph+ for 45 minutes.
And the question was "long drives"...
Long drive, to me, means SUSTAINED 50mph+. Does not mean "I drove stop 'n go for 45 minutes to downtown and back". That is a commute to work. Not a "long drive".