Rick, with a 200* stat, the oil temp sails past 200 when getting on it. This is due to my Frankenstein HPOP I built. I need to get oil temps alot lower, because, as others with the Swamp pump have posted, NO start when hot. Let her cool for 1/2 hour or so and fires right up. It's getting pretty annoying having to let it idle for a couple hours at the track. Then, she shut off on me at the end of track and I had to get towed to the pits where I waited for it to cool down. I need temps to be down around 130 or so to start.
I think I need the cooler to go after my IPR dump and HPOP feed, then to the HPOP res. Should be plenty of pressure there to do this.
Also, do you think running a thicker oil will keep temps down? I don't care about cold starts.
Thanks for the input, I'll see what I can come up with.