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Engine Oil Temperature Re: July 12, 2007


Vehicle Information: Model: 911 Carrera; Year: 1987; Body Type: Convertible; Engine (type, size, modifications): 3.2; Total Mileage: 123000;

I forgot to mention in my question submitted earlier today that the oil cooler fan works, but the oil still heats as described in my question below.Question:I researched the archives in tech section before writing and I replaced the fan switch located just above the oil cooler underneath the front fender, however, the engine oil still reaches temperature up the the mark that is approximately 2/3 of the way towards the top of the oil temperature guage. The oil temperature comes down to normal operating temparature as soon as I hit the highway, but during city driving, the oil temperature hovers near the mark 2/3 of the way up on the oil temperature guage. What do you think is causing the hot oil temperature? Thanks for any help, your answers to the tech questions are very helpful. Answer:Is the front cooler fan coming on? Does the front cooler get hot? If not, you probably need a new fender thermostat. If so, then you need to make sure there is nothing on top of your engine oil cooler, and if not, that the engine thermostat is working properly. Write back if you do not find the answer in those places.

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