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Old 07-14-2013, 12:40 PM
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Default Engine water and oil temps too cold

I have a blown 454 and I am running a
Restricter instead of a thermostat. Also
Not running an oil cooler. Water temp 130
And oil temp is 175. Should I run an even
Smaller restricter to get temps up? I am
Worried about building too much water pressure
And getting my exhaust manifolds too hot.
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Old 07-14-2013, 09:10 PM
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Those temps are fine
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Old 07-14-2013, 11:51 PM
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As stated, those temps are fine; you definitely do not want higher water temp, 100 to 110 is what you want on a blown deal.
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Lose the water restrictors and get a oil thermostat.
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It wouldn't kill you if the oil saw 200.

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I got 185 on the oil Sunday. I was under the impression
That I needed hotter oil to burn off any condensation
That may develop especially from running aluminum
Heads. I had a few drops of water when I changed oil
Last. Sounds like oil thermostat is the ticket
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Except I am not running a cooler for the oil so i guess that won't work
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