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    overheating oil

    when left to idle my oil temp gauge goes up into the red, what could be the cause of this ? is soon as you start to move again the cooler works and the temp drops,
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    where is the sensor mounted? if its near the exhaust it may be getting affected by the ambient temperature when the car is at a standstill as there is no airflow under the car taking the heat away

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    how weird. so your basically saying when theres no air flowing to the oil cooler, the oil gets hot.

    hmm dunno, anyone else

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    are you sure it's oil temp not water temp gauge on the dash ?

    is it standard ?

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    Yeah, what does the engine temp gauge move like?
    Usually oil temp lags behind coolant during warmup

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    The coolant temp is always nornal, never gets very hot but the oil temp ( and yes i'm sure its oil temp ) goes right up. and its not mounted anywhere near the exhaust.
    any ideas ??
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    where *exactly* is your oil temp sensor located?

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    WATER INJECTION!

    Get yourself a water injection kit and install it into the oil line near
    the cooler, wire up a big red button and mount it on the dash, so
    when your oil starts to overheat you can push the button and it
    will inject a long cool stream of water into the oil thus cooling it!
    problem solved, check out my next post about the chocolate exhaust shield!lmao

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    on one of the oil cooler pipes.
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    hmm, weird, what spec is the engine? how hot is the oil getting? mine runs at 80-85 degrees on average but goes up to 120 on the track

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    I think first you have to verify that your oil temp gauge has been fitted properly and you can trust the readings you see.
    It could be making up the figures if it's in the wrong place, dodgy connections etc...
    Normally these sensors are fitted in the sump.

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    the oil cooler is factory fitted so it should be in the correct place, it reads when hot 140c
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    What car are we talking about here? (never too late to ask!)

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    i thought oil pretty much broke down above 120.

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    nah, even if these temps are true, the oil doesn't break down, it just deteriorates quicker. If it goes over 150C then it's buggered.

    Depends on the type of oil, too - good synthetics behave at 140C better than dyno-oils at 110C

    In general, up to 120C for the oil is 'safe'

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