1600cc VW Thing Oil Temperature Data

by Dale Mueller


VW Thing, stock 1600cc dual port engine recently rebuilt

I had two situations which contributed to the heat that should be mentioned:

  1. I had pulled out the airseal in the crank hole in the cooling tin as I was showing the car with the crank in place.

  2. My oil filter and some tubing are in the engine compartment and are contributing a lot of heat.
Speed (MPH) RPM Ambient Temperature (F) Oil Temperature (F) Oil Pressure (PSI) Terrain Elevation (Feet)
60 3000 41 215 40 Level with small hills Max 2000' climb >4200
60 3000 43 230 40 Level with small hills Max 2000' climb >4200
60 3000 46 220 40 Level with small hills Max 2000' climb >4200
60 3000 60 220 40 Mostly Flat, Springfield to Vancouver 200
60 3000 60 205 40 Hilly, Vancouver to Shelton
60 3000 61 215 40 Hilly, Vancouver to Shelton
60 3000 81 240 30 Long hill approaching Tumwater from Shelton
53.7 2500 87 235 35 Hilly, Shelton to Vancouver
53.7 2500 94 235 35 Hilly, Shelton to Vancouver
53.7 2500 95 240 30 Flat, Wilsonville, OR 200
53.7 2500 84 236 35 I-5 200
60 3000 56 210 40 Leave Springfield for Willamette Pass
53.7 2500 56 225 40 Climbing Hill
60 3000 73 235 35 Chemult Area, Flat >4300
53.7 2500 70 235 35 Chiloquin 4200
53.7 2500 68 232 36 Beside Klamth Lake 4200
AVERAGES:
Speed (MPH) RPM Ambient Temperature (F) Oil Temperature (F) Oil Pressure (PSI) Terrain Elevation (Feet)
57 2781 67 227 37

Speedometer Calibration Note:
50 Speedo = 53.7 Actual
55 Speedo = 60 Actual



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