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My 08 EX35 ran in park for 4 1/2 hours,oil is still clear warm but not HOT let it cool down some, started it up let it run for a couple of minutes, turned it back off, temp gage showed normal,radiator

Checked oil plenty , water was fine, oil was not hot warm though, the cover over the engine and the radiator was hot to the touch, let it cool down, started the engine,ran for just a minute or two sounded fine. Turned it off, this car has an aluminum engine, does anyone think the engine is ok?? All of this is due to my grandson.

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IF there was a problem with the engine then running it for such a long time would have revealed faults. Idling an engine for such a long time is not good for an engine as it is operating at reduced oil pressures with out proper coolant circulation around the block and heads . Better to take it for a 1/2 hour run. If it is an efi engine then run the fault codes as a check as well. otherwise it should be good
It would be better if you told us what the boy did wrong so that a more exacting diagnosis can be made.

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