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As long as the coolant does not boil (and your cooling system is in good shape) it is safe to drive. If you have a 50-50 mix of Anti Freeze and water and a 15lb radiator cap it will boil at 265 degrees F. I doubt you will ever see this max temp. Mobile One synthetic Motor Oil says it protects up to 500 F, so it would vary depending on brand and type of ...
If the cooling system is working properly, the coolant temperature shouldn't be any higher than normal. Depending on whether the engine has an oil cooler, and what type it is, the oil temperature may rise. The safe limit for this is subjective, depending mainly on oil type, but as a ballpark figure a synth oil shouldn't have a problem going as high as 140c. ...
I just installed a Valley brand 2" receiver onto my 1997 escort. I had to buy longer bolts and will need a wiring harness. Used the two factory bolt holes, one on each side. And had to drill 1 additional hole on each side. But basically a direct fit.
Since the car will be on a trailer there's not much that you need to do. Check the tire pressure, and fix any tires that have a leak. If the car is strapped down, depending on how you strap it, a tire loosing air could make the strap loose. This isn't likely to be catastrophic, but it's something that will be nice to avoid. If you don't live in an area ...
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