Oil Temp Higher in 308 GT4

Discussion in 'Technical Q&A' started by rickjaffe, May 11, 2005.

  1. rickjaffe

    rickjaffe Formula Junior

    Mar 6, 2005
    Full Name:
    richard jaffe
    I've had my GT4 now for about 7 weeks and have about 750 miles. (it's alot of fun; I'm never in the car as long as I'd like to be).

    Changed the oil myself a few weeks ago (first time ever in any car); I have noticed that the oil temp seems to be a couple degrees higher after the oil changes. Before it would max out a few degrees below 100, now it's a couple degrees above. Used valoline 20x50; I think the car had another 20X 50 in it before.
    Could there be a 5 or 6 degree temp difference between different oils?
    The oil is not low, in fact it may be high, alittle too much, but could having too much oil make it hotter? I would think the oppossite.
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  3. f355spider

    f355spider F1 World Champ
    Rossa Subscribed Owner

    May 29, 2001
    Full Name:
    Hugh G. Rection
    Mine started doing something similar (78 308 GTS) it was only a coincidence, the oil temp sender (Veglia) was crapping out. I ordered a new one from T.Rutlands for $14 (this was four or five years ago).

    Yours is probably going to...these cars are old... ;)

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