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Re: Cool tins - reality check.


Did I mention, "Improved cooling"?
And the head bolt is not a heat source it is heated BY the heat source, but
it won't be as hot.
There is no way to measure the exact temperature of the head while you
drive in city traffic that I have found.  The VDO head temp guage has it's
flaws. 1) it's not IN the head. 2) on a bus the signal lead is much further
than any other VW. 3) general manufacturing flaws.  (This is NOT rocket
science equipment here)

All this ads up to NOT READING THE EXACT TEMPERATURE OF THE HEAD!

This is only to give reference that while I was driving WITHOUT the cool
tins, the engine was significantly HOTTER than when I drove WITH the cool
tins.

better?

Big Al




>On 18 Dec 97, Big Al wrote:
>
>> They're great, get a set.  I have a VDO head temp guage on the inner top
>> head bolt for the number 3 piston in the Bus  (in Texas) .   It lowered my
>> head temperature from an operating temp around 200 to around 125
>> acornding to the guage (your actual temp. may vary, disclaimer, disclaimer,
>> blah blah...)
>
>The disclaimer is a really good idea here, because it is hard to
>comprehend how a part which is a heat source that is cooled by
>airflow at about 150F can be cooled to 125F?
>
>Jim
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