Gordon Nichols posted:
205° after a long spirited run sounds just about perfect.
On valve cover gaskets, I’ve used both the cork and the cork with some sort of black composite rubbery stuff.
Both have worked fine for me.
Same old caution - make sure they don’t buckle somewhere during installation and leak at that point and you’ll be fine.
I’m going to order a thermometer oil dipstick from Precision Matters just to be sure.