Car: 2008/01 1.8 Sport 5d, NHB
Join Date: 11th November 2007
Location: Odivelas, PT
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Remember that the temperature gauge is the water temperature....not the oil temperature. The oil temperature is the one that matters.
I remember a safe mode in the S2000 i think, if the oil temperature wasn't at the a certain minimum temperature, the engine stop pumping fuel, like you were passing the red line and the engine cuts.
Oil temp drop, is slower, so if your car is "hot", and go for shopping for about na half hour that's ok.
You can guide by the water gauge, if it's in the normal temperature, the oil should be ok. Oil temp drop slower than the water.