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Old 05-07-2015, 11:22 AM   #1
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1LE Track Day oil temp.

What oil temps are you getting when at a track day / HPDE in youe 1LE's?
I just did a ride along in a Z28 and it seemed high to me(290 degrees).
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:41 AM   #2
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I think that oil temp is a weak link in the Camaros, including the 1LE. 290 is too high, 300 is dangerous. I was running 290 after only 3 laps on a cool day with my modded engine. I replaced the 1LE's tiny oil cooler with two air to oil coolers to the left and right of the radiator, along with custom shrouding. Now it runs very cool even on a hot day, and coolant too.

I don't know what Chevy was thinking on oil temps, the Z06 is even worse.
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Old 05-07-2015, 11:59 AM   #3
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I think that oil temp is a weak link in the Camaros, including the 1LE. 290 is too high, 300 is dangerous. I was running 290 after only 3 laps on a cool day with my modded engine. I replaced the 1LE's tiny oil cooler with two air to oil coolers to the left and right of the radiator, along with custom shrouding. Now it runs very cool even on a hot day, and coolant too.

I don't know what Chevy was thinking on oil temps, the Z06 is even worse.
Any chance you have pictures or a link to what you used and how you installed it? I'm having similar oil temp concerns with my car.
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Old 05-07-2015, 02:07 PM   #4
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Any chance you have pictures or a link to what you used and how you installed it? I'm having similar oil temp concerns with my car.
I 2nd that, I need to get some better cooling on this thing before I track it
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:40 PM   #5
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I don't think my car has a built in oil-temp gauge. It does have water temp luckily but that's about it. One of my few gripes about the 1SS package with no center cluster.
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:44 PM   #6
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Oil temp on DIC
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Old 05-07-2015, 08:55 PM   #7
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My oil temps shoot right up to 270/280 in just a few laps but it stabilizes and doesn't go any higher. I put a few track days on the oil with these temps and sent it in for oil analysis. It came back fine with no damage to the oil, breakdown or excessive oxidation.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:07 PM   #8
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Mine are not ever above 280.....not even after back to back to back 20 minute sessions.......but Laguna Seca is usually below 70 degrees though.

one side note though, I change it before each event weekend..............maybe that helps.
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Old 05-07-2015, 09:51 PM   #9
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Mine are not ever above 280.....not even after back to back to back 20 minute sessions.......
^^this^^

i went with an external cooler, placed above the crash bar.
it remains to be seen how it will do with 100+ ambient temps
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:15 AM   #10
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I don't think my car has a built in oil-temp gauge. It does have water temp luckily but that's about it. One of my few gripes about the 1SS package with no center cluster.
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My oil temps shoot right up to 270/280 in just a few laps but it stabilizes and doesn't go any higher. I put a few track days on the oil with these temps and sent it in for oil analysis. It came back fine with no damage to the oil, breakdown or excessive oxidation.
2014+ models have it in DIC. For older models, you have to have 2SS for the gauges. Anyway, the reading on DIC is a bit rigged. The DIC reading never gets above 266 F, but if you read it from OBD II, it keeps climbing. Even if you read from OBD II, the temp reading is actually calculated(!). It might work well for bone stock cars, but once you start modifying your car, it will clearly be very off. I actually discovered this by installing a giant oil cooler only to read the same temps. Then I read a posting about how these are calculated estimates. In short, to see your real oil temp, you need an oil temp gauge. Apparently, GM has real readings only in dry-sump models like LS7, etc.
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Here is my oil cooler how-to post, and the adventure that ensued after:
http://www.camaro5.com/forums/showthread.php?t=381050
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Old 05-08-2015, 03:38 PM   #12
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2014+ models have it in DIC. For older models, you have to have 2SS for the gauges. Anyway, the reading on DIC is a bit rigged. The DIC reading never gets above 266 F, but if you read it from OBD II, it keeps climbing. Even if you read from OBD II, the temp reading is actually calculated(!). It might work well for bone stock cars, but once you start modifying your car, it will clearly be very off. I actually discovered this by installing a giant oil cooler only to read the same temps. Then I read a posting about how these are calculated estimates. In short, to see your real oil temp, you need an oil temp gauge. Apparently, GM has real readings only in dry-sump models like LS7, etc.
Yup, DIC readout is a joke, 266 every time. The 2SS gauge cluster does seem more accurate.
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Hey Mark, I might have an extra console/cluster laying around....let me check
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