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Old 06-22-2016, 06:52 AM   #11
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These newer diesels run hotter than before. That is why they require full synthetic. Those temps are just fine with full synthetic oil.

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Old 06-22-2016, 08:27 AM   #12
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The rule of thumb I try to live by is keeping oil less than 50* hotter than your coolant. If you stay there you're fine.

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Old 06-22-2016, 01:57 PM   #13
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High Temps

I just towed 2400 miles. Went from Phoenix to Flagstaff, AZ, couple big hills, over 100 degrees out and hit 242 degrees on my oil temp. Then went through Vegas to Provo Utah. It was 116 degrees going through Mesquite, NV and my oil temp was around 220.

No issues on the trip. 242 degrees concerned me also, figured high air temp plus the hills was the cause. Thanks for bringing up the thread, glad to see it isn't just me.

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