View attachment 300157 View attachment 300155 I'm running a homemade splitter and I think the fluid is getting pretty hot. The splitter was given to me after sitting in the woods for 12 years. I tore it completely apart and rebuilt it. It has a 6.5hp Honda GX 200 and a 4x24 cylinder. I have no idea who made the pump or how many gpm it is. I believe I need a larger reservoir and that might help its only 4.75 gallons. The splitter is doing a great job and has split a ton of wood since I got it together. I fired it up today and split some cherry nd locust. After running for about 45 minutes I stuck a thermometer in the tank and it went up to 195* degrees! Is this normal or am I running hot? Outside temps were in the upper 70's today.