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fairlaniac
Dirt Full Roller

Total posts: 74
posted December 27, 2002 02:49 PM
What it a good cooling range? The last race of the year we stuck an extra temp guage in the car. We have the typical manifold temp sensor and we put one in the water pump right before entering the engine block. Our thinking is to find the hottest temp and the coolest temp. At the manifold we had about 230 degrees and at the pump we had 190 degrees. What ranges should be sought or are we close? We were slowly working out some season long overheating problems. We put a inch restrictor in for the last few races and it kept our high temp stable.

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racer17j
Dirt Forum Champ
Total posts: 1565
posted December 27, 2002 04:09 PM UIN: 54865418
230 is getting up there i run mine at 210-220 if it gets much higher i always run a compression check and change oil no matter how old it was better safe then sorry there is alot of things you can do we need to know what you are running tho size of radiator, pullies,carb timing type of shroud even the parts and timinmg in your distributer can have an effect on cooling i went from a stock coil to a msd stock replacement coil and was able to run bigger jets and helped cool it almost 5 degrees

redneck racing
Dirt Freak

Total posts: 276
posted December 30, 2002 05:53 PM
I use a bottle or two of the Hyperlube mixed with the water and ran at 210 degrees with 42 degrees advanced. Eddie

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