<VV> over heating
contactsmu at sbcglobal.net
Sat Mar 12 12:36:37 EST 2005
Drove my complete rebuild home on the highway for thirty miles on a
cool (55 degree) night. No idiot light, no unusual noise, no smoke,
but the water temperature gauge that we installed to monitor the oil
from the lower block pegged at 270 about 25 miles into the trip.
Stupid (me) should have pulled over and allowed it to cool. Instead,
because of no unusual noise and not even a faint glimmer of said idiot
light, said idiot continued on his not so merry way. To make a long
painful story short: ate #3 rod bearing which proceeded to send shards
to destroy the rest of the bearings (rod and mains). Will now replace
crank, #3 rod (and check the rest for shape), all bearings, oil cooler,
and re-hone #3 and possibly all of the cylinders (down five months and
counting). : ( !
Stupid is a Stupid does!
Overheating = light comes on.....never a problem...as the switch
a lower temp with age..
Overheating= engine pinging / oil burnoff causing smoke.......still
Overheating= melted plug wires / engine stops...freezes up until
I've driven a 3.89 geared car 12miles with no belt!......stop every
started pinging.....wait for smoke to die down...drive on....only
was....balance tube connector hoses were fried...causing big MISS the
day..fixed that...drove several thousand miles more....
one Valve guide became so worn it started missing at low rpm...
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