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Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Long Beach, CA
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Yes, I hit the 230 range probably 3 times. All in relatively low speed city driving or freeway traffic. I never really trust my oil pressure gauge as it tends to bounce around, so I wasn't tracking it very closely.

Would there be a lot of added oil pressure if the thermostat wasn't functioning? Enough to start to cause new seals to leak? I'm curious why these seals would start leaking after the thermostat issue was sorted out. Idea?


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Originally Posted by fanaudical View Post
Couple of questions/observations:

- You've got 500 miles on the motor. What temperatures did you observe on the temp gauge during your drives? Was it running much past 210F?

- What kind of oil pressures did you observe when engine was cold and hot?

- The on-engine oil cooler is subjected to oil pressure if the thermostat is open or closed. "Boiling" the oil should result in high engine temps and low oil pressure at idle.
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