In Reply to: Usually mine stays around bodytemp posted by Odd-Jarle / 91 750iL on August 10, 2001 at 18:16:28:
The Bucket of Cold Water Is for Two Rabid Dogs that Snarl/Growl on this column...Each weighs aroud 750(i)kg and they're at it again ....Gotta Go ..Need to Seperate them!!!!
Iīve routinely checked the gearlever temp when driving and after parking and so on for quite a while. Usually, 99% of the time, itīs at around bodytemp (not too hot to hold, or cold). But once when I did some serious racing and passovers at 160-200km/h for about 10 minutes and stoped for a pause just afterwords, I noticed the gearlever got really hot, almost non-touchable, and lots of steam came out around the car (it was a very rainy day).
So I think, unless you push that baby really hard for a while, it shouldnīt get hot. During normal citydriving and highway with pauses it never gets hot here at least.
Maybe others will throw in info for a quick survey ;)