Originally Posted by echo7tango
Where does that number come from, the 208 °F?
Originally Posted by akinney
That's about where the temperature settles naturally when the engine is not under load. It's also the temperature where the thermostat just starts to open (fully opens at 225F).
Thanks for that, akinney
. My oil temp is often less than 208 °F when driving around town under normal city/highway conditions.
Originally Posted by PSK31 Guy
Interesting discussion. The GCED on order is replacing a Dodge Cummins work truck with just short of 1 million miles. Over its life this truck has seen more than its share of idling. In the summer it gets started in the morning and never gets shut off all day to keet the a/c running. In the fall/winter its the same routine for cab heat. I am constantly in and out of the truck and its nice to climb into a warm/cool cab.
Never experienced any engine problems, just a bit more fuel consumed. Dont plan on changing my routine on the ED.
I did the same with the light military trucks I drove, and that's how I was trained (M151 Jeep, HummVee, deuce-and-a-half, 5-ton).
miles - impressive. I wonder if we can get a million miles out of these Italian engines?
Over the years I have sometimes named my cars. For example:
- "Bubba", a 1970 Chevelle SS396, he was big and loud, and fast!
- "Gertrude", a 1970 Corolla station wagon, she was a rickety old lady, and slow
Thinking of the JGC CRD's Italian engine, I might name her Gina. Gina the Jeep. Gina, for Gina Lollobrigida, the Italian beauty from the 1950s & 60s.
Because she is white, beautiful, and I think I'd like to ride Gina for a million miles (in her prime).