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Old 02-11-2018, 04:06 PM
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I have a 17 Mustang GT350 with the 8200 redline Voodoo motor and Ford has put a lot of engineering into the oiling system and has digital temperature readouts on nearly everything you can imagine. Ford even requires their own Motorcraft oil for it that is some weird formulation that isn't sold by anyone else. It will not allow the computer to engage full power until the oil reaches 190 F. But like so many Cobras with the remote cooler, the cooler on the Mustang seldom allows the oil to get over 175 F on cooler days unless it's blocked off. Although you can't go full throttle/rpm in the winter, apparently Ford isn't too bothered by 175 F oil or they would have put a thermostat in the system.
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