[tcb] Re: running hot

  • From: Mark Sawyer <mechmark@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 08:13:11 -0700 (PDT)

The dizzy being 180 out will cause it to run hotter. what type of doghouse are 
you running. If your running an offset cooler, did you get the cooler exhaust 
thru the sheet metal or is it blowing ontop of the #3 cylinder tin?

Brian Denning <i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:  also it seemed to of started 
when i put the correct peice of tin on the rear 
of the motor and put thehose that goes from the oil bath filter down to by 
the heat exchanger. could hot air comming in from that hose cause it to run 
hotter? like a detonation kinda thing?

>From: Mark Sawyer 
>Reply-To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: [tcb] Re: running hot
>Date: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 07:44:42 -0700 (PDT)
>I agree, I would check the timing more than anything. Also check to make 
>sure a cleaning rag didn't get sucked into the fan. I have never heard of 
>having the windows open having anything to do with engine temp. Did you get 
>the distributor and distributor drive installed correctly?
>wuzmop@xxxxxxx wrote: I ride with my jalousies open all the time, in 
>rush hour even. No problem here. That bus with a new motor should do 65 all 
>day long.
> I suggest a tuning problem, assuming all your tin is there. Adjust your 
>valves, check your timing, points, etc.
>-----Original Message-----
>From: i_am_cool_fred@xxxxxxxxxxx
>To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
>Sent: Wed, 2 Aug 2006 9:28 AM
>Subject: [tcb] Re: running hot
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> >From: "Brian Denning" 
> >Reply-To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >To: tcb@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
> >Subject: [tcb] running hot
> >Date: Wed, 02 Aug 2006 09:23:58 -0500
> >
> >so i put my tires on yesterday. took hershey out for a test drive...man 
>the >8 ply's make a world of difference. got it up to 65 hard to maintain 
> >though(need to run the valves).
> >
> >question though. the bus was running hot, like i couldn't touch the 
> >dipstick kinda hot. here is the theory could me having the jalousie 
>windows >open driving down the interstate cause it to get hot? i have heard 
>this >before. all the cool air goes into the bus instead of into the engine 
> >compartment. oh not to mention that it was 98 degrees outside with a heat 
> >index of 104. but, could closing the jalousie windows help it get more 
>cool >air?
> >
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