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Re: my HOT HOT Quat
In message <199907071529.LAA00657@urq.East.Sun.COM> Robert Houk - WorkGroup Server Firmware writes:
> I'm with Chris on this one, While Portland Maine is not a
> hot day in Colorado, my single rad UrQ is doing OK
> at speed during these 95%+ days. 100C max(no AC though)
> I would go through the system checking for blockages and
> poor circulation and of course true temp #'s. If your that close
> to overheating your fans should be coming on without you having to
> force them on.
> I'll hafta concur as well. Counter-intuitively, _my_ UrQ fairs better
> with single radiator than with dual -- it runs cooler (several degrees)
> and more consistently (temp-wise) after I removed the aux radiator.
> This rather surprised me; my retrospective guess is that "around town"
> the aux radiator merely serves to short-circuit the primary radiator
> and flush uncooled coolant directly back into the engine. At highway
> speeds, the primary radiator is more than adequate.
Not illogical. There's no thermostat-controlled fan on the auxiliary -
without speed-induced airflow, it won't cool as well.
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