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Old 07-05-2013, 12:34 AM   #1
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Hot summer = Oil overheating ! Help !

Hi everyone,
My name is Jeff, and I have a problem I hope someone can shed some light on. After getting off work the temps outside here in Northern California have been between 103 and 107 degrees, which is plenty hot enough to run the A/C. However, after about 15-20 mins drive time the oil temp has been high not where the normal middle would be but getting towards the 75-90 percent mark. So, I crank the heater up and open all the windows. After about 2-4 mins driving the temperature comes right back down to normal and I can go for another 15-20 mins and tada! the temp on the oil goes back up. Thus I crank the heater and roll down the windows. Has anyone ever experienced this? Usually it only happens upon a stress load meaning up a hill or high rpms like freeway merging or passing a slow driver. The water temp gauge has been at a normal operating temp the whole time and has never spiked. Any suggestions would be great. If this is normal, so be it I realize its freaking hot outside and understand its a lot of stress asking for ice cold A/C . Thank you for reading Take care! Sincerely Jeff


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Are you looking at the oil pressure gauge? It is right next to your oil temp gauge.
The oil pressure goes up under load.

If not, Is your oil low?
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Oil temps also go up under load

One thing you can do is get a 180 thermostat and a tune to adjust the fans , lowering the water temps 20-30 deg will help lower the oil temps as well

Using Synthetic oils help as well in those temps I would be using a 40 or 50 wt

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Oil temps

The oil pressure does change under load, the thing I'm confused with is the oil pressure has a red which I would imagine is high pressure that is at the bottom of the gauge. The gauge is split into four lines at idle it is near the middle under load it is near the first line from the top. Does that indicate lower pressure since it is further from the red? I plan on a compression test and seeing if they are all even. Thank you, Jeff
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The oil pressure does change under load, the thing I'm confused with is the oil pressure has a red which I would imagine is high pressure that is at the bottom of the gauge. The gauge is split into four lines at idle it is near the middle under load it is near the first line from the top. Does that indicate lower pressure since it is further from the red? I plan on a compression test and seeing if they are all even. Thank you, Jeff
The red line on the bottom of the oil pressure gauge is a warning indicator for the oil pressure being too low.
your oil pressure sounds as it is in the right spots.
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