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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:49 AM
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Oil cooler question

My Tithonus truck came with a front mount oil cooler radiator, but it seems to cool the oil too much and the temperature barely goes up in the gauge. Is that something I should be worried about or should it be fine?

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Old January 26th, 2015, 08:55 AM
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Is that an oil temp gauge or water temp ... if it water temp then you thermostat is probably shot.

If it's really cold where you are you might benefit from a radiator muff.
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Old January 26th, 2015, 09:00 AM
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Water gauge goes to the middle and sits there

Oil gauge goes to 1/3 at most..

Right now temperatures seem to idle at 0c (32f) I might have to go with a muff and see how that works.
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I'd think that the gauge is off. Do you have access to an infared aka IR thermometer ? Just shoot the oil pan once warmed up and compare to the gauge. LR gauges aren't known for their quality or accuracy.
Its not possible your oil is 32f with your engine running.
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I'd think that the gauge is off. Do you have access to an infared aka IR thermometer ? Just shoot the oil pan once warmed up and compare to the gauge. LR gauges aren't known for their quality or accuracy. Its not possible your oil is 32f with your engine running.
I meant outside temperatures haha, yeah I'm gonna try the ir thermometer route. Thanks!
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Fit a new thermostat to the oil filter housing (erc 5923)
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My oil temp gauge climbs VERY slowly compared to coolant temp, but it does eventually climb, and when it's done climbing it sits above halfway, if I recall correctly.
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