Re: Towing - High Engine Oil Temps
I keep wondering about my EVIC in that my coolant usually runs 202-203 at 90F outside but I have never seen the oil temp break 200F (think 194F is the highest EVIC reading I've seen and the trans temp is alway considerably lower.
True Florida flatlands so far but often over 100 miles at a stetch & I've been checking while towing a Trailmanor 2720SL (c.a.3800 lbs) and even then the above is the highest temps I've seen.
I do "drive gentle" (been towing rigs for a long time) and mostly cruise at 65 with AC and cruise on but the V6 has no trouble, pleanty of pep though a overpass sometimes triggers a downshift. Usually just do not stop and arrive refreshed.
Just sit in the right lane mostly and rarely need to slow down/accelerate.
All that said, I have had a lot of tow cars since the '60s and the WK2 is unquestionably the best all around.
Suspect just having a V8 generates more heat and depending on how you drive, may not lock up often (also generates more heat)
Notary Sojac Y'all
One of these is a diesel: