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Re: water wetter/oil cooling

-- [ From: Huw Powell * EMC.Ver #3.1a ] --

> Does this stuff work?  I figure anything I can do to help my cooling
> is worth it.

You know, it's funny, I've been meaning to share this for a while.  My 82
coupe seems to be more oil cooled than water cooled.   Generally the water
temp gauge sits low, and never climbs.  The oil, OTOH, will run 100 deg C in
below 3000 rpm driving, i.e., staying upshifted, but if I get silly and
spend any time at all in the 4-5k range, even just staying in 3rd at 50 or
4th at 70, the oil will rapidly climb to 150 deg C.  The water stays put.  
(exception - Monday I was out in this 90 deg F weather we've been having
during the day and the water went higher than I've ever seen, still below
the safe mark, and the oil was over 150 C.  But it was all stable.)

So I want to install the oil cooler from my 87 5ks parts car, which I guess
is thermostatically controlled, but I want to be able to change *all* my oil
, not leave an old quart in it because of the thermostat being closed while
changing.  Anybody gone to the trouble of installing a drain or bypass valve
for this purpose?

Also this 150-160 C stuff was why I decided to stay with synth oil despite
heavy consumption (>1qt/1000 miles).  Then I switched filler caps with one
of my junkers (even though my cap has a new gasket) and voila! oil
consumption has almost vanished!  Sometimes it's just the little stuff I

Huw Powell
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