So far, your's is the lowest (besides mine) I've heard. The guy I bought it
from did the 60k service himself and the thought just crossed my mind as to
whether having the valve timing off by 1 or 2 teeth may cause the car to get
poor mileage while still running strong.
It's warming properly. The contacts may be the culprit since the guy I
bought it from put some kind of sealer in the radiator to keep it from
leaking long enough to sell it. I'll bet the sensor got goobered up with
While it's true the sensor end could be dirty, it is very common for
the electrical connector end and the wiring harness piece to also get
corroded. As long as you are removing it, clean both ends and the
wiring harness piece.
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