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#1 medic25096 OFFLINE  

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:00 PM

I have an bookend H16xt. I just did a rebuild on the engine and it seems to be running great! My tractor has side shields over all the fins in the heads and also has sides on the hood. I'm thinking about leaving them off so the engin can run cooler. I live in the south and all this tractor does is mowing. What's your opinion?
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:18 PM

I have an bookend H16xt. I just did a rebuild on the engine and it seems to be running great! My tractor has side shields over all the fins in the heads and also has sides on the hood. I'm thinking about leaving them off so the engin can run cooler. I live in the south and all this tractor does is mowing. What's your opinion?

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Good question because you certainly see it a lot.HOWEVER
Side tins on tractor ,up to you. SIDE TINS ON ENGINE ARE THERE TO ENSURE COOLING ! Mfg put them on for a reason, reason is to encompass air from flywheel and help capture it to cool the head(s)/cylinder(s). MOST DEFINITELY leave them on.

Edited by WrenchinOnIt, February 01, 2016 - 06:19 PM.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 05:18 PM

Usually engine tins are there to direct air coming off the flywheel or fan over the engine to help in cooling, so you maybe shooting yourself in the foot by leaving them off.
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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:16 PM

Welcome

Good question because you certainly see it a lot.HOWEVER
Side tins on tractor ,up to you. SIDE TINS ON ENGINE ARE THERE TO ENSURE COOLING ! Mfg put them on for a reason, reason is to encompass air from flywheel and help capture it to cool the heads. MOST DEFINITELY leave them on.

 

 

Usually engine tins are there to direct air coming off the flywheel or fan over the engine to help in cooling, so you maybe shooting yourself in the foot by leaving them off.

I agree totally!


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Well I am Guessing your talking about leaving the hood sides off not the engine tins correct?   If so I wouldn't see a problem with that.

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:22 PM

Leave tins on, also, if you can, or is there a way to check the timing. Late ignition timing will cause over heating. To far advanced may too, but I know , late timing will cause heat.
Just some thoughts.

Noel

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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:27 PM

Motor tins on and side covers off , only thing about the side covers off is the fan will pick up more grass and suck it into the motor , so just make sure you wash out the motor once in a while when its cool , :welcome: 


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Posted February 01, 2016 - 06:58 PM

:welcometogttalk: & :wewantpics: please. 


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 07:50 AM

Many new tractors with plastic hoods say NOT to run it with hood open!  Top of hood might have big inlet screen, mine does and a boot all around engine shroud and air gets pulled into flywheel there better if hood is closed. So they say.  Even my newer Power Kings say to leave all the tins on for cooling flow and not to suck up grass clippings from the bottom. PIA to work on them, but should stay on for better cooling they say.


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Posted February 02, 2016 - 02:59 PM

Thank you all for the info! I didn't think about the shields acting like a vent pulling airflow from the flywheel. I do however think I'll leave the side tins off. Oh and tom I added a few pictures! I'll add more when I get it all put back together and washed up!! It's a mess at the moment after a summer of mowing 8 acres!

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 08:44 AM

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Posted February 05, 2016 - 10:35 PM

As has been said, the engine tins are for cooling. The hood side curtains were more for noise reduction, but also help direct cooling air.

 

Did you know there is a large Bolens section here?

 

http://gardentractor...-tractor-forum/

 

Paul


Edited by Paulgo, February 05, 2016 - 10:37 PM.





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