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Questions for those running a oil cooler


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How cool is the oil? basically what is the temp of oil and where are you measuring the temp at? thanks

i have seen or what looks like a oil cooler on a range rover and looks like it could easily be added to my car.

Frank

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1971 2002, 5-OD, Recaro SE, BBK, 90Amp Alt, Turbines, VDO, Hellas, BD belts, LED Tails, 10 Foot DD

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Frank,

Oil temp shoud not be much below 180F or it will have moisture from combstion build up and not leave the crankcase..

A radiator shop is a good place to take a leak.

 

I have no idea what I'm doing but I know I'm really good at it.

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On the race car I have a Mocal 19-row 235 matrix with AN-10 lines. Temperature sender is part of my oil pan plug. Agree with not running oil too cold. I am typically at 180-190F on the track, with water about the same. This is with power band from 4500-7000 rpm. I take the cooler out in Spring and Fall or oil temp way too low. On the hottest days (100+) I could see 205-210 oil temp on the track. Never want to see above this on my engine. Heads tend to warp when water temp hits 225F, ask me how I know. With my big Ron Davis radiator water temp is 200-205 max on hottest days.

Fred '74tii

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I like to see my oil a bit over the water.

On the street car, 200 is fine.

On the race car, 220's about as high as I let

it go before I take some tape off the cooler.

+1 on the thermostat- a street- driven car hardly needs

a cooler. Usually not until you do an 80+mph run on an

80+ degree day.

And synthetic oils let you run hotter- 240 won't hurt synthetic...

t

"I learn best through painful, expensive experience, so I feel like I've gotten my money's worth." MattL

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Thanks for the input, i wont be getting a cooler. My car actually barely gets in the 160 range measured in the drain plug, and is water temp when reading at the filter housing.

Frank

FO 2573825

1971 2002, 5-OD, Recaro SE, BBK, 90Amp Alt, Turbines, VDO, Hellas, BD belts, LED Tails, 10 Foot DD

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