Oil getting a little...hot

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  1. ITHotshot

    ITHotshot Bobtail Member

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    So Im climbing these hills in Wyoming in a Ram 3500 Tradesman hauling a 16000 lb toy hauler. Im keeping it slow at about 55 to keep the rpm's low. Despite this oil temp has risen to 266°F and the coolant to ahout 233 (which holds steady here). Is this normal or do I got something wrong somewhere? Just got the oil changed. I'm using Rotella full synthetic 5W-40
     
  2. Stubby T Slapnutt

    Stubby T Slapnutt Light Load Member

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    Maybe drop a gear, stay at 55 mph, you might be lugging it.
     
  3. Roberts450

    Roberts450 Road Train Member

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    Yea get the RPM's up to 2200ish and she will cool right off. You are lugging the engine.
     
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  4. D.Tibbitt

    D.Tibbitt Road Train Member

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    Let her run , get them rpms up and let the engine do the work it was made to do
     
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  5. Cam Roberts

    Cam Roberts Road Train Member

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    dam those little diesel oil temps get hot huh. and so does the coolant. wow
    Must be all that emissions junk on the truck which will eventually kill that thing
     
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  6. Concorde

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  7. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    What are you at for rpm, probably need to get it wound up a little higher.
     
  8. ITHotshot

    ITHotshot Bobtail Member

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    At 55, around 1500.
     
  9. olddog_newtricks

    olddog_newtricks Light Load Member

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    Drive it like you stole it it'll be ok.
     
  10. Rubber duck kw

    Rubber duck kw Road Train Member

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    Yea that's a little low, I have an 05 5.9 and pulling anything I try to keep it around 1700, it gets pretty hot below that.
     
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