mjhpadi Posted December 21, 2016 Report Share Posted December 21, 2016 I have been wanting to info you guys about this for some time...since I have an oil temperature gauge I have made a few observations...first, in the heat of summer the oil temp will get near 220 degrees, although the Ford techs at my dealer don't think this is a problem and is within norm. But the thing I have found surprising is the amount of time it takes the oil to warm in this cold weather. I have found that in just rural driving it will take as much as 15 miles of driving before the oil temperature reaches the 170-180 mark. Today, after picking up the car at the dealer, I drove about 5 miles, then drove through my home town with several stop lights and then through some residential areas before the oil temp reached 160...I am amazed how slowly the oil got up to a normal temp...I am thinking that the car probably should be gently driven for at least 15-20 minutes before running hard. I don't imagine the oil is doing it's best job of protection and lubrication until it gets some heat...although I stand to be corrected. FYI I am running Royal Purple 5W-20 just for a point of reference. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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