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So maybe it is normal... (archive)

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Posted by Phil-OR on March 22, 2002 at 17:10:08:

In Reply to: Re: Phil please be more specific.... posted by eric_m3 on March 22, 2002 at 13:02:31:

The water temp gauge likes to sit exactly half way between the blue region and 12:00. At the autocross, it did eventually make it to 12, but it took awhile. The owners manual stated some normal operating temps for oil, which I feel like I might just be getting too, so again, perhaps what I see is normal for the oil weight and temps.

Where on the Water Temp gauge is the needle when you drive down the road?

Oil temp at 170 is actually normal as you have not yet opened the thermostat to allow cooler to be used.These engines will not run really high oil temps until you really start working the car very hard in 40 degree temps.

I have to be on a track and do a couple of hard laps before the oil temp hits 200-205 and even when I have blocked off the cooler opening in the airdam I can only drive it up to 225-230.


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