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Posted: 08/24/19 08:11am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Enjoy... BTW the oil temp hit ~287F

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287 too high or normal?? anybody have an answer? engine temp was high ??

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Posted: 08/25/19 06:45am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would say 287F is on the high side, but I suspect they already knew that and perhaps Shell does too and is why the Shell Rotella Gas Truck was part of this test.

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After watching the oil change I would say the Ram Rebel is a candidate for a Fumoto valve.

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Pretty messy!


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Pretty sure the mess all came from the oil filter, so the fumoto wouldn't help. The oil drain plug (at least in my Hemi) pours oil out the back of the oil pan with a clear shot to the drain bucket, and isn't ever messy.


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ib516 wrote:

Pretty sure the mess all came from the oil filter, so the fumoto wouldn't help. The oil drain plug (at least in my Hemi) pours oil out the back of the oil pan with a clear shot to the drain bucket, and isn't ever messy.


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Sure looks to me like the oil from the pan is hitting something. I would think a Fumoto would help.

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RCMAN46 wrote:

ib516 wrote:

Pretty sure the mess all came from the oil filter, so the fumoto wouldn't help. The oil drain plug (at least in my Hemi) pours oil out the back of the oil pan with a clear shot to the drain bucket, and isn't ever messy.


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Sure looks to me like the oil from the pan is hitting something. I would think a Fumoto would help.


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Peak scavenge temperatures in gas turbine hot sections can reach 250 C (480F). They make synthetic oils that can handle that.


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Did they ever say what the total weight of the trailer was?

I’d love to see the acceptable operating range for the oil. Is that available somewhere? I towed my 7000 pound boat over the weekend with my GC EcoDiesel, and oil temps got into the 250’s. According to my gauge, those temps were barely above the half way mark which doesn’t seem right to me.


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