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Author Topic:   Oil weight for cold temperature
posted October 01, 2003 06:39 AM
Ok I got my overheating problem figured out.
After 20 laps, 60* outside, car temp 155*.
Thats with Valvoline VR1 20-50.

Question is this weekend if I get it ready, they are calling for upper 30's.
Do you think I should put a lighter oil in the car?
Or just get it warmed up at idle to 160*, and will the oil flow good enough?

posted October 01, 2003 04:02 PM
Hey flanndad had that same situation early this year I warmed it up good and you might want to get that temp up some might cause some problems that cool .Tape the grill alittle or something.Have'nt got my frame straightened out yet so won't be makin it up there this weekend.If you get there show them how to do it.

rico 08
posted October 01, 2003 05:45 PM
Too thick of oil can twist the oil pump drive off when you first start it,i'd go with 40 weight or lighter.

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