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Old 06-26-2012, 09:09 PM   #1
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Default FML... 220* temps

Because my tard self didn't actually look for the temp gauge and just assumed it was water temp hooked up somewhere down by the waterpump... So, i drove it today and it was reading what I thought was warmer than it should...

apparently it is actually reading oil temp, that's why it was acting all weird and inconsistent... fans never coming on, OEM gauge never moving, ect...

Sensor in the top of the oil pump housing where that plug usually is...

ambient 107*, OIL temp 200* in traffic, up to 220* in 5th at 75mph, drops a little in 6th gear, drop fast as soon as i slow down. was trying to stay in boost to see what would happen. 220ish was it. I'M assuming this is probably good...

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Old 06-27-2012, 10:21 AM   #2
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Why the FML?

Pull sensor out of oil pump, insert sensor into water-neck?
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Yeah, I don't get the panic either.

FML is when you can't find any Herr's salt & pepper potato chips anywhere locally, not for this kind of situation.
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Are you freakin because your oil temp was peaking at 220f?
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Ya freaking fml at my stupidity.... I have been chasing my tail thinking it was overheating
.. PO told me it was coolant temp... re ducted and put FM fans on it for nothing. 220 is cool for oil. 275 is warm...
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Aaahh ok, that makes more sense.
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220 is cool for oil. 275 is warm...
not on the street...
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we live our live 1/4 mile at a time son
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so that's my problem.
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not on the street...
Whatev... I like to keep oil under 250 hard driving, 220 semi hard is fine to me. 200ish is better cruising around.

I'd have to look at the shear rating temp of the oil though as that is important. Too cool can bad thing as well.
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I've never seen mine goin over 210-20F on the street is all im saying.
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I've never seen mine goin over 210-20F on the street is all im saying.

ambient is like 107*, who knows what it is on the road. my disco said 115 earlier today cruising on the highway...
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My oil usually hovers around 230-235. 240-255 range during extended freeway cruising in 95* ambient with A/C maxed. (Though my A/C works amazingly well, which just puts more heat in front of the radiator) All of my temps lower about 20* if I put the vented FM hood on.
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