3406E and 3456 Industrial Engines Testing and Adjusting – Increased Engine Oil Temperature – Inspect

When the engine is at operating temperature and the engine is using SAE 10W30 or SAE 15W40 oil, the maximum oil temperature should be 110 °C (230 °F). This is the temperature of the oil after passing through the oil cooler.

If the oil temperature is high, then check for a restriction in the oil passages of the oil cooler. A restriction in the oil cooler will not cause low oil pressure in the engine.

Determine if the oil cooler bypass valve is held in the open position. This condition will allow the oil to pass through the valve instead of the oil cooler. The oil temperature will increase.

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