I have a 2l manual. I went for a run to Yamba yesterday the ambient temp was around 27 and the oil temp went to 130 ish and stayed there. I have read on various posts that 130 is ok..and in some where 130 is a no no. When i got to destination i opened engine lid and felt dip stick..it was warm but definatly not hot. I then took it out and felt the oil on it, again it was better than warm but definalty not uncomfortable to the touch. So my question is this...at that temp should the dip stick and oil be hotter than what i expirenced. If the answer is yes, then maybe i have a faulty sender. Second question...Mechanic has been playing with timimg of late. I still feel it is not right, which also might explain oil temp issue I have now just purchase my own timing gun. Is there anywhere on this site that explained in lay mans terms the correct procedure for doing the timing..and what is the correct settings.