<VV> Oil temp

Jim Davis jld at wk.net
Mon Oct 26 13:35:10 EDT 2015

According to Castrol ideal oil temperatures for conventional oil 220-240 
F.  For synthetic the temps are 220-280 F.  Below these low temps, the 
water and fuel in the oil does not evaporate.  One pound of gasoline 
produces one pound of water.  Cars with chokes always add considerable 
fuel to the oil when the chokes are on.  The high recommend oil temps 
limit is where the additives in the oil start to evaporate.  Base oil 
stock degradation begins at significantly higher temperatures.
Jim Davis

On 10/26/2015 11:44 AM, James Cuneo via VirtualVairs wrote:
> Hello, I finally had the opportunity to take my corsa on a long road trip past weekend. Prior I was seeing 210 average on oil temp around town and short highway runs. I observed 240-245 after an hour at 3300-3500 rpm, 65-70 mph yesterday. Outside air temp >< 80.Pressure 35 psi.I recently installed a VDO oil temp gauge with sensor mounted in oil filter adapter bolt.Is this location before oil cooler? What is the optimal location for sensor?Thanks,Jim Cuneo norcal 1965 140/180 corsa
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