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 10/11/2007 6:00:45 PM
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Donato
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 2:31 pm    Post subject: What's Hot? Reply with quote

Apart from Adrian in a "RX7 Thong"....

What's hot? I just bought and am TRYING to install a Oil and Water temperature gauge and I realised I didn't know what was hot? They both go up to 280 degrees. I want to twist the gauges so Normal is straight up and down.

anyone got good gauges, any ideas?

what's Normal - hot - Cooked
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Jim Wise
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My water temp runs between 180 and 185 thats with an Autometer Pro-comp gauge. I don't have a oil temp gauge, I figure as long as I got oil pressure and reasonable water temp.
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Chris Taylor
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 4:36 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

My car runs 180-190, depending on the thermostat. Hotter is better, according to the dyno. Don't know about oil, you'll probably have to see what it does on track and rotate it accordingly.
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travis
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 5:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my water temp is about 180-190 or 185-195 for normal. As for HOT - I was right around 250-260 for a lap. I would stay away from that Shocked

I dont use oil temp either, I have a oil pressure gauge
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Chris Taylor
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PostPosted: Tue May 17, 2005 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

For reference, I might not have completely trashed my engine if I had an oil temp gauge. As it was, by the time OP started going down it would've required tearing down. I'll be digging a vintage OT gauge out of a shelf and putting it in my car before it hits the track again. Mad
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Mark
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PostPosted: Thu May 19, 2005 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think my water gets up to 220 at times and the oil up to 240. If I remember right, the Hahns told Carlo to make sure to stay under 230 and 250. I have the early radiator and oil cooler setup.
 10/16/2007 12:10:56 AM
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What Mark said is consistent with what I have seen and heard as well.  I have seen water temps closer to 230 and Oil up to 245 on really hot summer days.

 11/7/2007 8:42:39 PM
Julian
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The old 1997 Mazda Competition Guide stated:

Water Temp (at outlet) : break in 160-175 / normal 160-195 / max limit 205

Oil Temp (at oil Pan) break in 160-175 / normal 195-230 / max limit 250

 

 11/6/2009 3:03:27 PM
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oil temp 240 is my limit.

I've seen it a couple times, changed the motor shortly after

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