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Old 12-07-2012, 09:32 AM   #16
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Location: Bellingham, WA RAIN or shine
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How Hot is too Hot?

So, can anyone quantify what too hot is? If I put a temp gauge on the heads what is the max temp before damage occurs? I have an oil temp gauge in my pan (cooler than heads I'm sure). Sometimes during very hard riding it can get into the 265 F range.
Normal riding (for me) is around 190 to 205 F. Is oil pressure more important than temp?
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