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Old 01-16-2011, 12:07 AM   #1
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This is a bit of a stretch, but does anyone know if the oil pan has the possibility to exceed 300f in a normal situation under low boost (lets say 9psi)?
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Most likely not. When I had my oil temperature sensor in the drain plug it was only hitting mid 100's, and on an incredibly hot track day hit mid 200's. I think that's right.
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Thanks, I keep making plans to tap the oil pan properly, but real life keeps stepping in and I'm getting frustrated. I don't have the time to let the car sit for even more then a day. :(

What I have now is a fitting held in via JB-Weld with an RTV gasket, and I had the bright idea to use JB-Quik which has a "resistance up to 300f."

It's been in there for a long time now and it's completely solid and doesn't leak oil, I just don't want it to magically disappear one day along the road. :(
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I would break 250*f oil temps without the oil cooler on 6th-gear rhomps but that was the only time.
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Why didn't you just put a sensor in the drain plug? That's what you get for using JB weld.... now it will always be in the back of your mind.
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if my oil temp gauge ever hits 115C (240F?) I back off. I've only hit that twice. I wouldn't worry about it.
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if my oil temp gauge ever hits 115C (240F?) I back off. I've only hit that twice. I wouldn't worry about it.
Good quality oils can handle much more than this - with a good synthetic in the motor I don't start to get nervous until the ~270-280 range.

Having said that, the Rx7 cooler setup I run on my car keeps temps at ~240 even running at Big Willow in 100*F heat at full power.
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