what would make oil temp all of the sudden jump to 250 +

Asked by Jul 27, 2007 at 07:32 PM about the 1990 Chevrolet Corvette

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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Hi terradice, The oil must not be circulating at an adequate rate through the engine. This can happen from a faulty oil pump, a clogged oil filter, or a lower than required level of oil in the pan. This can even happen (but is remote) if the oil level is over the required level. Good luck!

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