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engine oil needs to reach and stay at about 215F-240f to lube and clean correctly and burn off moisture

trans fluid I try to keep under 160F,surely below 180F ,


Ideally I try to keep engine coolant in the engine in the 190F-200F range but don,t get overly worried below 230F. BTW I run a 190F t-stat, temp ranges should be kept within these ranges or the wear and emmissions won,t give you the long engine and trans life and low emmission levels you expect , drop the coolant temps lower and you may gain a few hp but the wear tends to get worse as the fluids can,t opperate correctly, drop the oil temp below 211 F and acids can form in the oil (bad for bearings)



 

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Grumpy,

How do you check the oil temp? I have an infrared that I use to check coolant, exhaust, etc.

Paul
 
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