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    What temp is this???

    Hi Guys,

    The picture is from my 914-6 before I had my aux oil cooler installed. I am curious as to what temperature this reading actually represents. I am also curious to what the actual oil temp would be when in that hashed orange zone prior to the solid orange zone. Any ideas???

    oil temp high.jpg
    Lee Fishpaw

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    Head to Harbor Freight and buy a digital laser thermometer gun for about $40. Go for a brisk drive then take some readings of the oil lines, cooler etc. at various temperature-gauge readings...this will tell you the approximate oil temp at various positions of the temperature-gauge needle.
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    This happened 12 months ago...car now has aux oil cooler. Trying to determine how hot it got then. Now it runs cool and has a gauge with actual numbers on it.
    Lee Fishpaw

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    start of redline is 156 C, http://www.p914.com/p914_gauges_combo.htm
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    156 deg C (313 deg F) seems really high. I read the gauge link for the 914/6 to say:

    "This temperature scale is multicolored and equipped with a warning light (amber section as in the fuel gauge insert. The scale is from 50-66 degrees Celsius in the white-striped warm-up zone, the single white line 66-129 degrees Celsius operating range with a 109.5 degree optimal marker (straight up), 129-144 degree red-striped danger range, followed by the solid red "higher than 144 degrees Celsius - your engine is cooked" range."
    Last edited by tom1394racing; 06-15-2019 at 03:32 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by tom1394racing View Post
    156 deg C (313 deg F) seems really high. I red the gauge link for the 914/6 to say:

    "This temperature scale is multicolored and equipped with a warning light (amber section as in the fuel gauge insert. The scale is from 50-66 degrees Celsius in the white-striped warm-up zone, the single white line 66-129 degrees Celsius operating range with a 109.5 degree optimal marker (straight up), 129-144 degree red-striped danger range, followed by the solid red "higher than 144 degrees Celsius - your engine is cooked" range."
    Thanks guys...that seems to be the answer.
    Lee Fishpaw

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