My oil temp. on the pantera seems to run very high during high RPM driving like on the freeway or at the track event in vegas. 250+ degrees after about 15 minutes in to a run at Las Vegas event last year. around town runs 200 to 210 and water temp. has never been a problem
? #1 what is a normal oil temp.
#2 would a high volume/pressure pump with out a oil cooler cause this.
#3 Any recomendations on installing an oil cooler should I use a filter type adapter to plum it and could I run the cooler on the front of the car and maintain proper presure
Original Post
My experience is similar. Up to about 125mph, oil temps stay with water temps- around 200-210 is "normal".. Above that speed, oil temps start to climb. Do yourself a favor and forget about any type of air-to-oil coolers. Many of us have tried them, and unless you mount a really big unit in the nose of the car, they do not cool enough to justify hauling them around. On ar acing Prsche, for instance, the air-to-oil cooler is 3-1/2 ft long, about 4" thick & a foot high. And even then, you'd need a bigger oil pump which creates drive-gear problems on the distributor, and about 30 feet of vulnerable dash-8 or larger oil lines running back & forth.
There are 3 useable water-to-oil heat exchangers: Fluidyne Therm-HX (3 sizes), Areoquip FBM 2194 or FBM 2196, and Setrab of Sweden makes one. Pantera racers Dennis Antenucci has successfully used the Fluidyne, as has Gregg Sullivan, in various Silver State event\s where oil temps can exceed 300F. I'm told the Aereoquip is successfully used by Dennis Quella on his plastic-Pantera road-racer. I know no one in the U.S. who runs the Setrab. As for the little water-cooled unit that sits below a 5.0L Mustang oil filter & is plumbed into the heater hoses, its far too small to affect oil temps much, IMHO. All the big water cooled units mount right next to the engine, and drop oil temps by 25 degrees while raising water temps by only 2 or three degrees, by actual use. In addition, the Aeroquip disassembles for cleaning while the others are one piece.
Interesting subject.

I too have the same problem. I rebuilt my motor to 405 hp at the rear wheels. Now the oil heats up very quickly. (I have a 10qt oil pan) Yes, Jack, running 1 quart less.

I can post 285 and even 305 at oil temps but the coolant temp is 210 to 230, this is at 165 mph or better. I shut it down after 50-60 miles and check temps with a digital thermo, I am showing 210 water and 260 to 300 oil.
It seems high to me too. But I go back to other post and everyone say 20 to 30 over water temp is normal. So I am highter but not putting the car around at 165, this is demand.

I have one of the relocation devices on my car. But it's not hooked up right now. The cooling 6 tube cooler is behond the front radator. I don't see how it's doing any good there so I decide not to plum it.

I check my oil every other day, I am not showing any signs of burning or dis- coloration and the oil is holding it own.

Got me me little baffled to. I know all motor oil is going to heat up under demand, but how much and the limit to how much is the question.

I got to figure that the rod bearings or mains will start to make noise if lubercation is a problem. At the first sign of this, I will rank the rod and mains to see.

Guess I am waiting to see, like you.

But until then, mine is running like a bat out of hell. And, I love every minute of it.

quote:
Originally posted by Mark 5835:
My oil temp. on the pantera seems to run very high during high RPM driving like on the freeway or at the track event in vegas. 250+ degrees after about 15 minutes in to a run at Las Vegas event last year. around town runs 200 to 210 and water temp. has never been a problem
? #1 what is a normal oil temp.
#2 would a high volume/pressure pump with out a oil cooler cause this.
#3 Any recomendations on installing an oil cooler should I use a filter type adapter to plum it and could I run the cooler on the front of the car and maintain proper presure

Likes (0)
Post
×
×
×
×