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Old 07-20-2011
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Default Engine comp temps

Well, have done a couple of runs so far with a temp sensor stuck in the engine compartment to see what temps I have.
We left Ft. DeSoto on a hot day and got to St. Augustine and the temp was a high of 140 degrees.
Next run was from St. Augustine to here at Elko, Ga with a few hills thrown in.
The high temp reading was 170 degrees with an outside temp over 90.
So far it seems the NASCAR extinguishers with a 280 degree pop off will be the winner.
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The S60's see a fair bit hotter than that routinely. I've got twin exhaust fans with separate snap discs mounted above the engine turning them on and off. One set for 160 and one set for 180. They are both on after any kind of a run. Even still, a 280 sensor should work pretty well.
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Bob,

Thanks for the followup. A pop-off at around 300 deg F sounds about right. Did you see a rise in temps when you parked and shut the engine down, when the engine compartment became fully heat soaked?

I think we discussed this in a previous thread: http://www.wanderlodgeownersgroup.co...ad.php?t=10336
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Whenever I stop for a break, I always open the engine compartment to allow it to cool off.
I can't remember the last time I stopped, even when refueling, that I didn't open the compartment to let the heat out to help save the hoses.
We are up in northern Georgia tonight and tomorrow head over to Scottsboro
Al to go to the unclaimed luggage store.
Got some hills there so we will see.
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