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correct water temp and oil pressure for a 308

Discussion in 'United Kingdom' started by rubystone, Jun 2, 2005.

  1. rubystone

    rubystone Karting

    Mar 11, 2005
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    Finally collected the 308 today and what a car it is!...I just wanted to check out the water temp and oil pressure - former goes no higher than 210 and the latter drops to 35 (IIRC) - sound about right?
     
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  3. stevew

    stevew Formula 3

    Jun 9, 2002
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    Water temp runs between 165 and 195,sometimes creeps up above that in traffic on a hot day,but the fans always hold the temp until the car is moving again.
    OP runs 80/85 PST and drops down to around 45 PSI when warm.
    Owners handbook states OP should be 64 PSI at,I think,6000/6500 RPM(sorry can't remember the exact RPM).

    Steve
     
  4. F308 MAN

    F308 MAN F1 Rookie

    Jan 19, 2004
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    'Tis difficult to set a benchmark, due to engine condition, oils etc.... as you say the o/p drops to 35, i imagine this is at tickover (900 revs).
    It all seems pretty normal to me.
    What is the max o/p at 6k revs, no load (check cold and warm)?
    I wouldn't imagine the oil temp will rise very quick, but check it out and post the temp, once "warm".
    Do you know what oils she has inside ?
    Do you know the brand of coolant additive ?
    Finally, and most importantly ... does she have carbs ?
    cheers, d
     
  5. rubystone

    rubystone Karting

    Mar 11, 2005
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    Yes, I checked the book after posting. 35 ish at idle, not checked 6k yet and the water temp shouldn't go above 230-240 says the book.

    I havne't checked what lubricants are used, will do when I have time though.

    It's a QV by the way

    Thanks all
     
  6. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
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    Jul 2, 2002
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    Sounds good Mark :)
     
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  8. rubystone

    rubystone Karting

    Mar 11, 2005
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    Oh it is Mark....are we meeting up next Sunday? Should make a good convoy....
     
  9. MarkCollins

    MarkCollins F1 Rookie
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    Jul 2, 2002
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    I think now I'm meeting JRS and TonyH in Egham then M25/M1 route, we could meet somewhere on M1 (services?), if not on the way then see you there :)

    btw where are the pics of your car!!!!
     
  10. Jonny5

    Jonny5 Formula Junior

    Nov 15, 2004
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    any pictures of the car?
     
  11. rubystone

    rubystone Karting

    Mar 11, 2005
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    I can't find a way of attaching images and I don't have a webhost page set up yet...
     
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  13. steve f

    steve f F1 World Champ

    Mar 15, 2004
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    you got to be subscribed to post pictures i think
     

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