<VV> Overheating - Oil leak
62vair at gmail.com
Tue Jul 27 22:35:05 EDT 2010
I'm pretty sure bumper to bumper traffic has never happened on your dusty
dirt roads, where temps on ashpalt or concrete can be a good 40 degrees
hotter than elsewhere.
And, I grew up on a farm, overhauled my first corvair engine at age 17,
tearing it down out side and doing the heads in auto shop. I drove dirt
roads (fast) so the gravel took the paint off behind the wheels. Never had a
overheating problem though. That blasted generator left me stranded more
than once, though (which is why my 62 has an alternator on it).
On Tue, Jul 27, 2010 at 10:32 AM, Chris & Bill Strickland <
lechevrier at earthlink.net> wrote:
> >I've never heard of a oil leak causing a cooling problem.
> Ah, city boys ...
> Drive down dirt roads on occasion, because that's where you live, or you
> spent the summer up at the cabin by the lake, and what you will discover
> is that that oil leak is a glue that sticks dust onto stuff in rather
> thick layers, and I could see this build-up developing to the point
> where it covered the cooling passages. Can't cite any known instances
> of such occurring in Corvairs, but it probably has.
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