[tcb] Re: Technical Question - Oil and Engine Heat

Dizzy = 010 (mech. adv)
Timing = 28 (full advance)

> What distributor are you running and what is the timing set at??
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> Eric Woodall <eric@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  Deck lid is not too hot to
> touch, although it is pretty damn hot...
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>> Is the deck lid to hot to touch after you have been driving for a
>> while??
>> The only reliable temp guage I have ever used is one that has the
>> sending
>> unit in place of the cap on the pressure relief valve. ASK Imports
>> usually
>> has them in stock.
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>> Eric Woodall wrote: Engine size is 1600.
>> A very un-stock 1600. I am contemplating unhooking my berg dipstick
>> until
>> the engine breaks in. The damn thing is making me crazy...
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>>> New engines naturally run hot until everything breaks in. Do not run a
>>> synthetic oil until after you 2nd or 3rd oil change. If you do, the
>>> rings
>>> will never seat properly. I forget what size engine you are running.
>>> With
>>> the miles you have on it now, I would add maybe a half of quart of
>>> Royal
>>> Purple Oil mixed in with my regular oil change. I did this to one of my
>>> engines that I built and it dropped my engine temp by 15 degrees.
>>> ---mark
>>>
>>> Eric Woodall wrote: Hello list members,
>>> Been a while since I've been on the list! Good to be back!
>>> Here's the deal. I recently got my '66 Split on the road, with a New
>>> (not
>>> rebuilt) enine, new transaxle, new brakes, etc., etc., etc.
>>> I just had my Dual Weber ICT's rejetted to fit my engine specs.
>>>
>>> I had Jeff (local vw mechanic guru) rejet the carbs, and diagnose what
>>> he
>>> thought was causing the bus to run hot.
>>> Right now I am running straight 40 weight oil, and my bus is still
>>> running
>>> hot around town (Gene Berg Dipstick).
>>>
>>> Are my fellow Texas bus friends running multigrade oil?
>>> Are you all running multi grade synthetic oil?
>>> Do new engines run hotter until they're broken in? (only about 450
>>> miles
>>> on this one)
>>>
>>> I really don't want to get into a crazy heated debate about oil, a la
>>> type2.com list, but I am just curious.
>>>
>>> I kind of need to sort this out before going on the long treck up to
>>> northwestern Arkansas at the end of the month.
>>>
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