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Old 25 Apr 2011, 09:34 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Oil temp/warm up question

Still only a month into ownership but one thing that has surprised me is that there is no oil temp gauge on the WRX. My old Fiat Coupe 20VT had one and you'd drive off that before giving it the beans.

The water temp gauge shows up to temp in less than 5 mins but I'm assuming that you need about 10 mins of <3000rpm to get it safely up to temp
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Old 26 Apr 2011, 08:16 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Oil temp/warm up question

you assume properly - always good to wait 5 after water temp is up and to cool it down correctly too after a good run
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Old 26 Apr 2011, 08:39 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Re: Oil temp/warm up question

dont forget to let the transmission oil warm up too before you rag it, some just sit and let it warm on the spot which doesnt help with the tranny oil.
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Old 26 Apr 2011, 09:41 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Re: Oil temp/warm up question

Good point Bob, I used to have a Cobra kit car with Rover V8 engine and tranny, you had to drive around 2nd gear until the oil warmed up
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