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re: normal oil temps
>From years of race engine building/driving and years of flying piston
powered planes, I've learned that 180- 200 F is a good operational range.
As you approach 220, it is time to be concerned and if you reach 240F
reduce power and change the oil in the near future!
Also very low temps are not desirable for hard running since the oil
will not lubricate as designed. Yes, multiweight oil can help with cold
oil but low water and low oil temps with hard driving are a formula for
premature engine wear. No synthetic mult grade oil has a limited life.
Extended time/ milage and or high temps will cause oit to break down to
the lowest visicouty in its range. No one wants to drive hard on 10
weight oil! Richard
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