re: thrilling moment
congrats on your startup. INMHO vacuum leaks cause lean mixtures which can cause overheating. check upper end for proper oiling. radiator cap is necessary for pressure needed to raise boiling point as previously mentioned. I agree about too much timing during break in. that leads to another point . heat is generated as parts seat in there for elevated temps early on may be normal. recheck what members have mentioned and best of luck w/ your project. per curtis 73: that hosrepower is consumed by the waterpump as well as the fan. turnung the fan wokt cost that much hp loss since you ars already spinning the pump.
Last edited by scanman; 04-14-2006 at 12:49 PM.
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