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Old 04-15-2012, 07:57 PM
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Oil Temperature

Did my first tow of the fiver through the mountains this weekend and saw oil temps going up to 238 degrees. Most of the time it sayed around 210 +/- few degrees, but when pulling up mountain it would go up. Never had a cooling fan come on as most gages stayed around the same. Is this normal oil temp when towing and what temps does a cooling fan come on?
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My fan typically comes on at about 240. The oil temps get pretty hot on these trucks when towing, I've seen 249 before but have never had a problem. My H&S MiniMaxx gives me a high coolant temperature warning but the truck never faults.
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Last summer towing equipment up over Logan Canyon to Bear Lake I often saw temps in the 242 range. We asked the Ford Customer Service Rep over on another Forum about it and he checked with the engineers who said that was still in the acceptable range for oil temps.

So I wouldn't worry about the temps you are seeing, The computer takes those temps in consideration when it calculates your oil service life. You are basically pushing it into the Severe Service schedule. And you will see the message to change your oil at shorter intervals than guys running around empty and at lower oil temps.
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