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Q for those that have oil temp gauges


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I like to see the oil temperature at 210 Fahrenheit. On cool days, I block off a portion of the radiator to get it to that temp. On hotter days (high 90's - 100+), I've seen 235F... and keep driving (but no drafting). All measured at the oil filter housing, synthetic 10-50 racing oil (in the race car). -KB

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the temps are gonna differ a lot depending on where the probe is. i had a vdo probe that went in place of the drain plug in the oil pan, that temp was always cooler. i also had a probe that went on the oil filter head from a tii turbo, which has a thermostatic element that controls when oil is sent to the cooler. at first, i was getting temps of around 220, then it would drop slightly, then go up. i could tell that was when the thermostat was opening, sending oil to the cooler. later on, i replaced the arbeits element to a cooler one, and i would get 180-185, then about 200 with a/c on, and cruising above 65 on the freeway.

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I have trouble building temp. I'm lucky in the summer to see 120 - 150 F. It was so bad - I switched to an 80 C thermostat.

Temperature sensor is on the back of the cylinder head in a VDO dual unit (temp and pressure).

interesting, I'm also running temp sensor in the back of the head in a VDO dual unit. my temps are always just a bit over 120 F. Radiator = 3-row core similar to Curt Ingram's. Oil = 20/50 Valvoline.

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I have trouble building temp. I'm lucky in the summer to see 120 - 150 F. It was so bad - I switched to an 80 C thermostat.

Temperature sensor is on the back of the cylinder head in a VDO dual unit (temp and pressure).

interesting, I'm also running temp sensor in the back of the head in a VDO dual unit. my temps are always just a bit over 120 F. Radiator = 3-row core similar to Curt Ingram's. Oil = 20/50 Valvoline.

this is exactly what is happening to benneton's car

he's wondering if the motor is running too cool, although it runs well as is

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