okay, how about some actual numbers?
"hot" and "high" are both VERY subjective terms.
What does your temp guage say, and what does your oil pressure gauge say?
40-60 PSI is good for oil pressure when running at a normal speed, it'll be closer to 50+ on the highway, at least it SHOULD be. What you should be worried about is how low it goes. My pressure is about 50PSI on the highway, but when i come to a stop it drops to about 13psi, which is pretty much within spec for an old AMC motor. you WANT higher oil pressure (not 'too' high, but most systems have a pressure relief valve to keep it from going over 60)
Temps, thats another thing. Are you saying its hot only because you cant touch the oil dipstick? Thats not a very good method of judging engine temps. if my truck is running at a cool, comfortable 190 degrees, I still cant grab the dipstick, because guess what, 190 is hot to the touch. i cant touch the radiator either.....
your engine should operate between say 180-220 degrees. A stock thermostat in a wag is going to be something like 193*, so it'll always run warmer than that. mine used to cruise on the highway at about 210. i've had it up to 230 which is overheating range, but it still kept on trucking just fine.
we need actual numbers to know if its 'too much' or 'too hot'
Well it ain't just the smoke and the traffic jam that makes me the bitter fool I am But this four-wheel buggy is A-dollaring me to death.
For gas and oils and fluids and grease, And wires and tires and anti freeze....And them accessories, Well honey, that's something else!
Well I figured it up and over a period of time, This four thousand dollar car of mine, Cost fourteen thousand dollars And ninety-nine cents, well now!
- Jerry Reed