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Old 08-10-2005, 08:16:23 PM
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Welp, I ran my belted up engines again tonight and everything went fine.

Question I have is on the Badger I have water in it but the oiler gasket leaks so I have a layer of oil on top of the water and it is making the engine run really hot. With the oil on top it is not letting the water steam and let the heat away.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Do you think it will run too hot and hurt the engine?

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Welp, I ran my belted up engines again tonight and everything went fine.

Question I have is on the Badger I have water in it but the oiler gasket leaks so I have a layer of oil on top of the water and it is making the engine run really hot. With the oil on top it is not letting the water steam and let the heat away.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Do you think it will run too hot and hurt the engine?

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Tom:

The short answer is "no".

The long answer is also "no".

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Tom, don;t worry about the engine getting too hot. IF it gets hot enough it will boil no matter what is on top of the water. The old operators manuels say if the engine boils do not be alarmed , the hotter the better, just be sure to keep water in the hopper. As matter of fact throttled engines that ran on kerosene ran a lot better the hotter they got. I have a 1.5 Fairbanks Morse direct coupled to an upright water cooled air compressor that will come to a rolling boil in a matter of 15 to 25 minutes without a load. Joe Morris
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Old 08-10-2005, 09:47:11 PM
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Hi Tom: The water will boil at 212 and the oil will still be there when the water is gone, just add water if it gets low. Tom
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My dad recalls my grandpa using a hopper cooled engine to grind feed. He'd take a bit of rag and wrap a coupla hen's eggs, then drop them into the hopper. As he ground feed, the water'd boil. In time, Grandpa had hard boiled eggs for a mid-morning snack. He did this a lot, so I'd have to agree that boiling the water won't hurt engines.
Fact is, my mechanics teacher in highschool told us that an auto engine runs the best at when just about ready to boil over. Metals are expanded so as to make tolerances as close to ideal as ever.
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Tom My guess would be timing may be retarted? The oil shouldnt make much difference?BobRR
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I concur with Bob. Check your timing. My Economy will run hot when I forget to advance the timing.

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