Hello! I'm new to the forum and new to Diesels. I told myself for my 30th birthday I'd buy a Porsche or a new tow rig...as you can see, the truck took precedent. I'm extremely active in open track days and time attack competitions with an old Honda CRX.
I picked up my brand new 2011 F-250 FX4 back in November and got a killer deal. It replaced a great little 2003 Tundra V8 with little tow power. I only have 5,500 miles on the truck and over the weekend towed down to LA for a big car show.
My question is this...and yes I searched: Should I be worried about 240 degree oil temps? I was headed southbound on I5 over the grapevine towing 6,000 lbs. in 90 degree weather. I let the truck settle into 5th gear at 55mph and it trucked along. Was boosting about 15-20 lbs. and the temps kept climbing until they peaked at 239. They dropped immediately once I crested the climb.
I wasn't even driving like a jerk. I just let the truck do its thing...