<VV> Overheating - Oil leak

Mark Durham 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).
Mark Durham

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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