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Oil Temprature Question

To: "tigers@autox.team.net" <tigers@autox.team.net>
Subject: Oil Temprature Question
From: Richard F Flynn <rflynn@dircon.co.uk>
Date: Wed, 15 Mar 2000 21:17:02 +0000
My Tiger used to do this in traffic:
        - idle briefly
        - overheat
        - leave puddles of coolant

That problem seems largely solved, but I have a different problem which I don't
completely understand:
        - idle for much longer (though still somewhere south of 20 minutes)
        - get rather hot - definitely +230F
        - loose all semblance of oil pressure
        - cease to run until cool
        - doesn't lose any coolant

Can someone explain to me what is happening here?  Does it indicate a mechanical
problem or is the oil losing viscosity or something else altogether?  FWIW, oil
pressure under normal circumstances is a robust 75 <whatever units are on that

Thanks in advance,


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