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  • More than one temperature in your engine? You're in good company.
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    flowkooler admin

More than one temperature in your engine? You're in good company.

More than one temperature in your engine? You're in good company.

Got a call from a poor guy who was chasing his tail.  He had a 245 degree cylinder head and a 185 degree manifold.  His top radiator hose was 190 degrees and the bottom was 178 degrees.  He wondered what to make of it.

Our answer; perhaps nothing. 

We collected data from a research paper that pondered the same question.  Here is what they found. 

Location Celcius Farenheit
Intake manifold 60        140
Intake valve 250        482
Spark plug 600      1,112
Exhaust valve 650      1,202
Exhaust gases 450        842
Piston face 300        572
Cylinder wall 185        365
Piston ring 220        428
Piston skirt 190        374
Coolant 105        221
Engine oil 70        158

 

What makes deciphering the multitude of temperatures even harder is the quality of the reading often provided from a ~12 infared gun of dubious quality.   

 

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    flowkooler admin

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  • Jul 07, 2020

    At first glance of the title, I thought I had found exactly the article I was looking for. I open the link, and the first paragraph had me like,” holy shit this is exactly me, I’ve been chasing my tail for months, and those are almost the exact same temps as mine!” And then I read further…. where’s the damn conclusion! Lol this did nothing but get my hopes up and then crushed them, like a super hot chick standing you up on the first date.

    — Greg Phillips

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