- Sep 8, 2008
- Reaction score
- Felixstowe, Suffolk
- Year of Van
- Van Type
- Westfalia pop-top
- Suffolk wilderness
Yeah it was all done when I brought the crankcase from CB performance.It not running too hot because I drive deliberately slower, but I want to drive faster.
So far I have been using the "ignorance is bliss" tactic. Sometimes the Dip stick is too hot to touch, not very scientific but as road side test it works. My distributor temperature gauge only goes to 100 deg C and sadly its pinned to the max on long journeys. I will work on getting better temperature readings.
The reason I was asking all these questions is because I will have some time over the winter to make some changes. I am finding out what works and what does not so I can make plans. Yours is the third full flow configuration in this thread, looks tidy and trouble free.
I assume the machine shop work was done before the motor was fully assembled?
What gearbox and ratios do you have? What speed and rpm are you doing on the motorway? Heat is a side effect of rpm. An external cooler isn’t really going to help if your rinsing along at 4500rpm for extended periods of time, you’ll end up cooking the engine regardless. The optimum engine speed for cooling is 3500rpm, above that and the fan becomes inefficient.