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Old 09-21-2011, 01:04 PM   #1
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Oil temperature?

Is it normal for the oil temp to be slightly higher after cam swap?
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Old 09-21-2011, 01:43 PM   #2
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Can be...depends on how much of a change in temp you are talking about.

Remember oil temp is going to change a lot depends on use of the car. Also the more HP the car makes, generally the more heat it creates so water and oil temps both generally increase.

What are you seeing for an increase?
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Old 09-21-2011, 04:24 PM   #3
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This is how high it goes on a hot day 96-105 degrees.
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Old 09-21-2011, 05:57 PM   #4
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2 EDGE PERFORMANCE has a Custom Oil Cooler just for this situation. These are on sale now for $599.99. Professional installation available.

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Old 09-21-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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wouldnt worry about it until it hits 250, which you are close to. put in a 160 degree thermostat. added performance too
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:44 AM   #6
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My cammed car runs about the same on hot days...around 220...It has never gotten any higher
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Old 09-22-2011, 10:36 AM   #7
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put in a 160 degree thermostat. added performance too
Oh yeah, how much hp?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:08 AM   #8
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On the endurance cars like our GrandAm GT or ALMS GT2 car if we could see on track oil temps of 230-250 degree's that car will go 24 hrs on track no problem at all. Limited time above 270-290 is ok, given the car still has good oil pressure but the oils most certainly start to break down at that point. Of course I am talking about quality synthetic oils, not the standard dino stuff.
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:20 AM   #9
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2 EDGE PERFORMANCE has a Custom Oil Cooler just for this situation. These are on sale now for $599.99. Professional installation available.

Do you have online installation instructions by chance?
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Old 09-22-2011, 11:40 AM   #10
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The kit comes with detailed instructions including pictures.
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Old 09-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #11
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The kit comes with detailed instructions including pictures.
Is this only designed to go out front of the radiator?

EDIT: Some of us have a "stack" of stuff up front already and don't need/want anything else up there dumping heat into the other systems....
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Old 09-22-2011, 03:02 PM   #12
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how accurate is the oem gage?
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Old 09-22-2011, 04:46 PM   #13
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Is this only designed to go out front of the radiator?
It bolts to the steel bumper behind the front facia. It is positioned in the lower grille opening to get direct air flow.
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Oh yeah, how much hp?
probably none, but motors always run better on the cold side
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Is this only designed to go out front of the radiator?

EDIT: Some of us have a "stack" of stuff up front already and don't need/want anything else up there dumping heat into the other systems....

The cooler bolts to the bumper so it is spaced away from the A/C Conderser. If you have a innercooler/heat exchanger there is still plenty of room and space so everything is not all stacked up.
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Old 09-23-2011, 12:54 AM   #16
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Thanks for help guys! Man I love this forum!
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Old 09-23-2011, 11:08 AM   #17
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why would a cam swap raise oil temp? I can understand at WOT, or racing, or at the track....but just daily driving should not increase the oil temp in my opinion!

Could it be that you pinched the PCV hose up?
This guy had no oil pressure...different situation, but I wonder if it has to do with the PCV hose?

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Old 09-23-2011, 11:41 AM   #18
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I have several customers who are hitting 285/300 on the road course. That is why I came out with this cooler.
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