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Old 02-13-2018, 07:59 PM
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I believe you changed to a Shaw Stat correct. If you are running a stat extension and did not take note of your clearance, you may have a flow issue, which I believe I cautioned about. More likely to cause a hot motor than the oil cooler stat. Check this out, you may have to have the ID of your stat extension bored, I know I did.
But coolant is just fine, is working better than whatever old crummy thing that was in there...I did have to modify the housing for the Tstat to fit.

What's hot is the oil...it controls rock steady at 215, coolant is also rock steady at 185. Just seems to me like all that hot oil cooks the block a bit after shut down.

I think my big old billet fuel log and collection of fittings was transmitting a lot of heat to the carb...the hoses seem to be much better!

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Old 02-13-2018, 09:00 PM
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Canton claims 215 is to have condensation evaporate out of the oil.

I tend to believe this theory:

https://www.offshoreonly.com/forums/...temp-chart.jpg

And here is a thermostat that can do that:

High-Flow Engine Oil Cooler Thermostat, 185F FSM-185

There are many others out there.

Yours rock solid at 215, shows the thermostat AND cooler are working well, just a bit high for me.
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Old 02-14-2018, 04:35 AM
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At 185/215, your engine is likely to outlive all of us. Just drive it and enjoy it.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:20 AM
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BTW Dan there is a recall on 15-17 GT350 for suspect oil lines, this is probably old news to you or may not apply.
https://ford.oemdtc.com/2472/16s40-e...g-gt350-gt350r
Thanks - my understanding was the recall affected the 15 and most 16 cars but was corrected before the 17s appeared. But an Oasis report showed mine was clear.
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Old 02-14-2018, 05:24 AM
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Just for what it is worth but both my small block and big block run the oil temps at around 240/250 and the water at 210/220. They were designed to run that way and if they don't get up to that temperature they don't run as well.

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Wow Ron - that seems really warm for oil. I think my GTX can get up around 220 on a hot day wit AC on but that's about it. Did Ford equip the Super Cobra Jet with an oil cooler - I was thinking they did? Of course most of the engines only ran 5 qts oil back then with some running 6 so they did run warm.
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