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aquariuswinnie
07-21-2002, 11:04 PM
I have noticed that my car gets really hot in the day(about 85 degrees outside) and the temperature gauge shows 210 degrees..As per the manual, it says that the normal operating temperature of the car should be about 150-175 degrees..Is this normal? BTW, I have 1750 miles on my ride and I have added a quart of oil...Does the engine really use up that much oil during break-in? I will have to take her in tomorrow for her 1,200 miles service, hopefully it is not too late:(

Winnie

tiggs
07-21-2002, 11:15 PM
then after that, haven't had to add a drop. I think you're fine.

:)

alexaqui
07-21-2002, 11:24 PM
Last week, the temp outside was reading 105 on the asphalt, and when I started the car after driving around for 30 minutes, the oil temp shot up to the first mark after 210, which scared me quite a bit, but immediately went back to the 210 mark.

Today, driving around in cooler weather, mine was just below the 210 mark.

I have 700 miles on the car and it hasn't burned a drop of oil (so far).

-AA

StahlGrauM3
07-21-2002, 11:25 PM
210 is completely normal. Not sure where you got the 150-175 from. Car is not even warmed up until you get to 180. On the track, you may see as much as 250. As I recall, the manual says if you get to 300 you have a problem. I've only burned 1/3 of a quart in total since I got my car, 10,000 miles, but as I'm sure you've read on the board, quite a few people burn a quart or so during breakin.

Stl_Don
07-22-2002, 06:28 AM
Mine (PDF version, page 70) says normal range for oil temp is 175-250 with a do not exceed of 300.

I have not added a drop of oil in 8K miles.

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Winnie
07-22-2002, 08:48 AM


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