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[QUOTE=Bebo;9826]So does that thing just stay in there, or do you put it in to read the temperature and then take it out and put the cap back on?
What exactly is it useful for? Sorry I'm not up on what the importance of oil temperature is.
That "thing" stays in there. It is actually a dip-stick with a gauge built in. As you can see (if you stand on your head) the temp is rather high, highest I remember. I would be inclined to get out on the road for some fresh air when it gets over 250°.
Oil temp is indirectly engine temp.