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Thermo-Syphon Question FM 15 HP


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I have a 15 hp Z and am trying to hook up a water tank for coolong

Is there any limit to how high the tank/water levels should or need to be to make sure the water circulates? I do NOT have a water pump in line.

any insight into this would be appreciated

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The tank outlet piping (cool water)to the engine from the tank should start 3" above the tank bottom, to prevent any debris in the tank from blocking this pipework. The outlet piping to the bottom of the engine cylender should ramp up toward the bottom of the engine cylender , to promote flow. The piping from the engine cylender, (hot water) should rise at least 6" vertically off the top of the cylender, and then ramp upward to the tank, again to promote flow. The water level in the tank should be at least 6" over the top of the inlet piping connection at the tank, coming from the top of the engine. This will allow the hottest water to get the most cooling effect from the air, and allow the thermosyphon to work properly.
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Thanks for the insight

I am hoping to have this engine together for a show in september

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