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21 Sep 2020 10:15 #1 by Matt Gunsch
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To test your oil temp gauge, get pan or metal can that you can fill with oil that and place your temp sender bulb in. get a candy thermometer and put it in the oil, now heat the pan with a propane torch, compare the gauge with the candy thermometer.
remember when you have high oil temps, you should see a decrease in oil pressure, if you have one without the other, suspect the instrument.

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19 Sep 2020 17:15 #2 by Ken Thompson
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William, I also have a Stroker. love it!!

Are you sure your oil temp gauge is good?
After a top overhaul last year. I never got more than about 125 or so degrees. I put a winter kit on it and that got it up to about 190.
Then I got worried that the gauge was bad and I was cooking the engine with the winter kit, so I took it off.
It turned out to be a bad gauge.

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26 Jul 2020 13:24 #3 by Jean Dubois
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Roger that, thank you!

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26 Jul 2020 13:22 #4 by Henry Pasquet
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I use an ohmmeter to see when the points open. You have to trip the impulse and then back the prop up slightly. The right mag points are set at 28 degrees before top dead center and the left at 30. They are indicated on the crankshaft, as I recall. You local mechanic can check them. I had a friend who set his timing without tripping the impulse and was way out of time.

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26 Jul 2020 12:57 #5 by Jean Dubois
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Standard bowl. I assume mag timing was checked in Dec at annual, but who knows? How does one go about doing this?

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26 Jul 2020 12:54 #6 by Henry Pasquet
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Check your mag timing. Do you have the standard nose cowling?

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