Oil temprature double checking ?


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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by ted698 » Wed May 23, 2018 12:30 pm

And here is the oil pressure relief sender location:
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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by DOUGAL » Wed May 23, 2018 1:21 pm

ted698 wrote:
Tue May 22, 2018 3:39 pm
I have a VDO guage and the oil temp sender in the Oil relief blanking plug (Machine 7 sell them) - I found this was neater and seemed more accurate.
Actually I tell a lie - I just looked at M7 and can't find it - Heritage sell them though.... see below.
Machine 7 sell them through ebay.
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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by thestoneroses » Thu Aug 09, 2018 9:00 pm

I've got a pressure relief sender and a Smiths gauge, on a hot warm days on a motorway run I usually stabilise on a reading of 110 degrees, if i push it, i'll reach 120 upon which i back off. I'm not really convinced on the accuracy of these readers and gauges, the above could equally read 80/90 for the same effect, but they do provide a yardstick for your own engine, and the one I have is reassuringly responsive when i ease of the gas. Am liking the £4 food thermometer suggestion, think i'll give it a go.
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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Fri Aug 10, 2018 7:49 am

Cylinder head temp is what you should be concerned about. If you don't have adequate cooling to nr 3 cylinder it can cook the valves and your oil temp won't have moved as much in relation to the CHT rise.


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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by Doka Dave » Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:58 am

I've just fitted a wireless meat thermometer in my bus!
Works beautifully. Far more accurate and stable than previous attempts I tried.
Obviously I don't use it on the BBQ afterwards though lol
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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by Who.Me? » Fri Aug 10, 2018 9:24 am

Doka Dave wrote:
Fri Aug 10, 2018 8:58 am
I've just fitted a wireless meat thermometer in my bus!
Where do you stick the probe?


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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by slippy8v » Fri Aug 10, 2018 12:18 pm

wow used the normal type food thermometer but did not know you could get a wireless one, any photos?

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Re: Oil temprature double checking ?

Post by OP » Sun Aug 12, 2018 9:34 am

Remember oil needs to reach at least 80c in order to evaporate the water left in it due to condensation on cool down. That's what causes the cream sludge if you do too may short runs ;) I run at between 90-100c depending on speed and weather.
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