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Posts: 42Registered: May 2003
EHS
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Tuesday, August 26, 2003 11:09 AM

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I own a 1972 246 Dino (U.S.version) and I'm wondering what type of oil temperature(s) other owners might be experiencing as a range under different types of driving. My car tends to run at 210 F on the low end and 235 F if I'm pushing the car fairly hard. I use Mobil 1 15-50 and a Fram PH 2804-1 filter. Although the owner's / workshop manuals suggest an oil temperature range of 230-250 F when referring to normal oil pressure of 85 at 8,000 RPM, this seems to hot. My water temperature normally runs at 195 F and occasionally will reach 210 F at the highest before the fans bring it back down. Any feedback would be much appreciated. EHS




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Posts: 1202Registered: Dec 2001
BillBadurski
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Wednesday, October 01, 2003 8:00 PM

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Oil temp will be somewhat higher than water when engine is warm. About 10-20 degrees seems to be the norm, unless you're driving hard or at the track. Mobil 1 is a good choice and should be fine at the numbers you mention.

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William V. Badurski
FCA Technical Chairman


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Posts: 42Registered: May 2003
EHS
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Wednesday, October 08, 2003 6:02 PM

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Many thanks for your reply Bill. I appreciate you taking the time to do so.

EHS




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Posts: 6Registered: Mar 2004
dinogt
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Thursday, March 11, 2004 1:57 PM

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I had similar concerns as I occasionally track my 246. I have added a pair of 10" SPAL fans pushing through the radiator which are great, also they have lower current draw and much better airflow and the car is retrofittable back to factory configuration. Has anyone used the Mobil 1 oil filter that cosses over to the 246?




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Posts: 29From: BellevueRegistered: Aug 2003
synchro
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Sunday, March 14, 2004 3:09 PM

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Where did you get the SPAL fans and how much are they?

Easy installation or did you have to adapt anything?

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1973 Dino 246GTS #05702
Factory Flares and Chairs, 2nd owner


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Posts: 6Registered: Mar 2004
dinogt
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Tuesday, March 23, 2004 8:41 AM

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I got the fans from here: http://www.slickcar.com/productdetails.asp?ProductID=112; currently they are $65 each and 8 brackets at $10 each (http://www.slickcar.com/productdetails.asp?ProductID=84). I made a frame out of 1/2 aluminum angle and a new harness going all the way up to the fuse holder, it took me two full weekend days and it looks like a factory installation from the mid '80s. A lot of fussy detail work, you must remove the front bumpers and the grill and surround. I used the existing radiator strap mounting hole and added four small holes for pop-rivets.




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Posts: 1Registered: Dec 2010
dino clay
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Wednesday, December 29, 2010 3:29 PM

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mobil one not a good choice unless you add a phosphate available from racing oil dealers. doesn'work w/flat tappet camshafts





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