JShadzi at JShadzi at
Thu Aug 8 12:19:46 EDT 2002

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Sure, a sheetmetal box around the front of the oil cooler will help, keeps
air from going around the cooler...but, I'm surprised you are getting such
extremely high oil temps just cruising around, I can imagine if you actually
pushed the car hard for 30 minutes what it would do.  Its also odd that your
oil temps are so extreme without any effect to your water temps.

When cruising, even if running extremely lean, you won't be getting any
detonation, I like to tune my car really lean for cruising, it gets better
mileage, no reason to burn all that gas, and there is no ill effect in doing
so.  I get about 12-1400F EGT's cruising, they don't bother or worry me,
there is no load on the engine, its not really hurting anything.  Plus, at
freeway speeds there is a lot of air moving in and around the exh.
manifold/turbo/downpipe and radiators, so a little extra heat usually isn't a

Under WOT and high load, High EGT's and detonation are obviously a problem,
but that doesn't sound like what you are describing - is it?

Its a stupid question, but are you 100% that your gauge is reading correctly
(you never know), esp. considering your coolant temps?


In a message dated 8/8/2002 6:28:08 AM Pacific Daylight Time,
mswanson at writes:

> > Where's your oil cooler currently mounted?  What do you have for a
> radiator?
> where my intercooler used to be on my old CIS setup:  stock UrQ location
> front-lower passenger side.  Not a lot of airflow in there..
> Later

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