Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: On the road in NE Oklahoma
"...... i think i might have to bump the thermostat up to a 190 or 195 but i'm going to observe it for awhile and see. I also am curious to see what effect the AC has on it.
note: it bears pointing out that the thermostat, of any heat rating, does NOT set the high temperature of an engine. It will only regulate the low end temperature. As previously mentioned, you need a 190 series thermostat in order to get the engine up to the FORD DESIGNED operating temperature as fast as possible in order to minimize the effects of water condensation in the oil.
Once the car has been driven for 15 minutes or so, the high temperature is only regulated by engine horsepower, the cooling capacity of the water pump, and the radiator size.
"...... Oil temp didn't break 110...
is that fahrenheit or centigrade ? 110 F is woefully low, and sounds like a sensor is giving a faulty reading. The oil temperature needs to be at least 200 - 212 in order for all the water condensation to be expelled.
Last edited by zray; 06-14-2019 at 10:28 AM.