04-24-2013, 08:34 PM #51
04-25-2013, 08:01 AM #52
It was cold this morning; I had frost on my windshield. I also noticed no smoking at all, and my oil temp was about 215 įF after my 40 minutes mixed highway and city drive to work. Ambient temp was approximately 38 įF upon arrival. This is with no engine cover.
04-25-2013, 09:45 AM #53Member
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Did you just pull off the engine cover or did you remove the cowl or rubber seal at the back of the cowl? I recall someone saying they did that and dropped underhood temps quite a bit (but then got a bit more heat into the cabin via vents IIRC).
Is your theory that whatever cyclonic separator magic is happening, it works better when the valvecover is cooler?
What about the oil quality? Oil's vaporization temp supposedly drops dramatically after only maybe 1k mi according to some reports on bobistheoilguy.com. Have you thought about testing after an oil change?
Just some thoughts. Keep up the good work!
04-25-2013, 11:26 AM #54
Regardless of the oil I or others use, the take away here is that it smokes more when it is hot, and removing the engine cover seems to help. It would be useful information if others with smoking problems can list the oil they were using at the time, and if switching brands had any effect on the smoking problem.