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It seems to me the oil in my car runs a bit hot without any appearant reason, the oil level is okay, when I drive for 15 mins at 100 kph it comes up to 70-80° I never noticed it before so I'm not sure if this is normal.
 
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I queried the same thing with my local dealer the other day. After a rather prolonged fast run down to London a while ago the oil temperature shot up and worried me. The speed was a lot more than 100kph wink

The technician reckons its ok as the oil gauge rarely registers under normal use. He said temperatures up to 90 degrees were ok???

Dunno, I would still be worried about unusual rises in temp. Just keep your eye on it eek!

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yes i agree normaly you could see between 80 and 90. just so you know it must be more than 80 just to do the smoke test on the mot.
 
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On the last track day my oil temp went up to about 120 degrees Celsius. No problems, was and still is 100%. The engine used no oil and made no smoke. Used full synthetic Shell Helix Ultra though. I get the impression of an engine that can take a LOT of hammering with no ill effects, a worthy successor to the older aluminium engine.
An air-to-oil Oil Cooler is on the shopping list though.

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Jaques, dont you have an oil cooler anyway? I thought all 155 had one? ?ine sure does and its only an 8v ???
 
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Chris, mine is the TS 16V 2L. It has only a small water-to-oil cooler between the engine block and the oil filter. Not the most effective oil cooler i.m.h.o. , but at least very compact.
The older 8V models like yours have a proper oil radiator (air-to-oil cooler) which should in theory be a bit more effective, provided it gets enough airflow and the contact area of the cores are large enough.

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Jacques
 
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