with total disregard of the danger of turning this thread into a 'do you need an oil cooler' gutterball, he said that he'd seen in excess of 95 degrees quite quickly (and rising), with the sender in the spare gallery in the block by the pump - that's with a cooler installed.
he then disappeared slowly backwards into the hedge the same way he came and left the others to argue about it.
a couple of rads? on a nova? hardly enough room for one!lmao
managed to get my oil cooler infront of the rad on my nova, bolted to the slam panel, same place the works rally cars used, my oil temp would sit a 85 till you thrapped it round the track and then it would peak at 120 but the sensor is in the sump, above the exhaust so dont think its too accurate in the higher temp range
I asked this question of the tech bods at Vauxhall the other day and the answer I got was the MINIMUM recommended warm running temperature for Vaux semi-synthetic is 80 degrees celcius. They also said that there was no set maximum temperature and guidelines are in the manuals for cars with temperature gauges.
My passat has seen 128 degrees, that reads at the oil/water cooler, the fan fuse died, and hit traffic from "rapid" motorway driving, went through the roof, regular sites at 114 crusing at 4k rpm. when does oil start to break up though, heard 130+was very bad??