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Originally Posted by aerochip View Post
Spuggy, I was thinking the hot temps were from the crimped/crushed lines to the front oil cooler.
Well, probably didn't help... If it was very restricted (does the cooler get hot?), you'll reduce the effective oil capacity (making what's left work harder) and reduce the effectiveness of the cooler as a heat sink as well.

What oil temps did you see?

I have a big-ass front-mount oil cooler.. Works extremely well when moving - but doesn't do jack when the car is stationary (see temps of ~220 idling in traffic - but rarely see more than 210 on the track.) If you don't have a fan on your cooler, it'll behave much the same way in traffic - even if the oil line is open...

Holding 2000 RPM moves more air over the engine cooler. But you won't drop it more than 10 degrees or so, solution is to start moving or otherwise get out of traffic
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