Towing an Escape 19' - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 08-06-2012, 03:02 PM   #15
Junior Member
 
Name: Dave
Trailer: 19 ft Escape ( aug 2012)
Alberta
Posts: 29
i believe that the spec i got from castrol for there synthetic oil is 250 f as a top end temp.
__________________

__________________
DMAC1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 03:54 PM   #16
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
Oil Temoperature

What temperatures are you reading when you say "high oil temperatures"?

Thank you
__________________

__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:16 PM   #17
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
If I recall, around 220 and if I remember correctly 212 is boiling temperature for water, not sure for oil. Note the pressure gauge is always in the middle or normal, radiator temperature also in middle or normal. Just do not know what is normal is for oil temperature.
__________________
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:40 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Name: Daniel A.
Trailer: Bigfoot 17.0 1991 dlx
British Columbia
Posts: 541
Registry
The flash point for synthetic oil is over 400 F the operating temp depends on many things including air conditioning adding load.
For turbos needing higher operating temp its perfect.
__________________
Daniel A. is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 04:57 PM   #19
Senior Member
 
honda03842's Avatar
 
Name: Norm and Ginny
Trailer: Scamp 16
Florida
Posts: 7,300
We drove across the Cascade Mts today from Seattle and I took the opportunity to see how the air conditioner affected the engine as we were rolling in a down hill section.

Turning the air conditioner on caused the % of Engine load to increase from about 25% to 31% when the AC was activated... my foot was off the accelerator, we were in neutral coasting down hill doing about 60 mph.

This was a long day for us, about 175 miles. We drove between 55-60 mph in relatively light traffic, I guess anything would seem light after leaving Seattle.

Unfortunately the CRV does not report oil temperature, though on the 30-40 mile up hill crossing of the Cascades, the coolant temperature rose to 203 F on one occasion, generally staying in the mid 190 F range for most of the run. Temps are in the high 90's today.
__________________
Norm and Ginny

2014 Honda Odyssey
1991 Scamp 16
honda03842 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-06-2012, 10:15 PM   #20
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,055
Registry
I use mineral based oil or a parasynthetic in my cars, and in forty years of towing and hard driving, I have never had a part which ran in oil show wear.
Pure synthetic oils such as MOBIL 1 are possibly the best oil available and give greater shear strength than simple refined oil and an extra measure of protection, but all modern engine oils are far superior to what was available even a few years ago.

To avoid damage on modern engines I would say be concerned about any code which warns of a lean condition under a load,any misfire codes and also be aware of hard engine braking.
Keep your fuel system clean and change the air and fuel filters as needed.
WARNING...COMMERCIAL!....
For modern fuel injected gasoline engines
Use CHEVRON ProGard Fuel injection cleaner(techron) every 10,000 miles to avoid the fuel problems which range from poor performance to oil contamination.
Attached Images
 
__________________
floyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 06:40 AM   #21
Raz
Senior Member
 
Raz's Avatar
 
Name: Raz
Trailer: Trillium 2010
Vermont
Posts: 4,070
Quote:
Originally Posted by floyd View Post

........ also be aware of hard engine braking.
I'm not sure what you mean. Is high rpm the concern?
__________________
Raz is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-07-2012, 11:50 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
floyd's Avatar
 
Name: Floyd
Trailer: 2004 13 ft Scamp Custom Deluxe
IllAnnoy
Posts: 6,055
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by P. Raz View Post
I'm not sure what you mean. Is high rpm the concern?
Using a lower gear while descending a grade is fine as long as it is kept within reasonable limits. Brake first, then downshift or downshift before you start a steep descent to keep the engine within normal operating range.
Hard downshifting along with high RPM decelleration increases the stress and heat on the valvetrain, especially on the exhaust valves and seats.
__________________
floyd is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 07:18 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Name: jim
Trailer: 2016 2ndGen Escape19 Prairie Schooner pulled by 2014 Dodge Ram Hemi Sport
Pennsylvania
Posts: 6,398
Registry
Here are some numbers from my last trip. Coolant Temp 194, Oil Temp 214, Trans temp 152. These variant no more than 10 degrees regardless of outside temp, going up or down a mountain, or plain level towing. I'll have to check it while not towing and report back. Oh, my mpg dropped from 15.5 to 13.5 due to going and being up at higher altitudes
__________________
cpaharley2008 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-15-2012, 08:46 AM   #24
Senior Member
 
Name: george
Trailer: FunFinder
Missouri
Posts: 455
Quote:
Originally Posted by DMAC1 View Post
i believe that the spec i got from castrol for there synthetic oil is 250 f as a top end temp.
This is going a little bit OT for this thread, but since the discussion has drifted towards the idea of oil temps and oil breakdown, etc, I'll throw this out there. If you really want to know what is happening to your lubricants ( and your engine ) from a long term standpoint, then one way of quantifying it is to have a sample analyzed from a lab. I use Blackstone labs and do an occasional sample thru them. It's not cheap ( $25, or $35 if you want the TBN test done also ), but it is an interesting way to keep tabs on what is going on in your engine. My most recent test from the 4.0L Frontier engine came out excellent. Mobil One, that had run 6700 miles, about half of which was towing.

One advantage of a lab test is that it takes all the guess work out of the process, and puts all the subjective comments ( like: "my oil choice is better than yours !" ) in their place as just that: subjective. The lab test is true data, and it does not care what the name on the bottle is.
__________________

__________________
gmw photos is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
escape


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Now towing a 19' Escape! Cathi General Chat 44 11-17-2013 02:29 PM
Ford Escape Factory Towing Package SurfsideEd Towing, Hitching, Axles and Running Gear 38 03-26-2013 07:43 PM
new Escape Mike Magee General Chat 16 03-21-2011 09:11 PM
First Escape in our Escape! Penney H. & Mike E. General Chat 6 05-07-2009 06:46 AM
Like to see Escape Ken Tucker General Chat 2 08-07-2006 11:47 PM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 04:52 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.