currious about engine temps
Posted February 05, 2012 - 08:33 PM
Posted February 05, 2012 - 10:56 PM
- Salatino said thank you
Posted February 05, 2012 - 11:39 PM
We must remember that engine oil temps do not react as fast as coolant temps do on a liquid cooled engine. This means that an extended period of lugging an air cooled may not show the heat build as fast as the engine is actually reaching its limits.
I drive a lot of diesel engines and we are always concerned about crankcase temps because this oil also has to cool other areas of the engine as well. i.e. turbocharger bearings and piston coolers. A good # here would be 240* max. I would think if you are seeing temps of 240* you may what to reduce the load a bit or let the engine run @ a no load situation to reduce the crankcase temps a bit and continue your work.
Sorry for dragging this out.
Posted February 06, 2012 - 11:22 AM
Posted February 06, 2012 - 04:53 PM