howdy all you lycoming 8's out there--how hot is hot

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26 Aug 2003 04:56 #716 by Lee
Lee created the topic: howdy all you lycoming 8's out there--how hot is hot
Okay, I bought a late model gauge to check my temp as I drive--i admit it. So i go crusing to discover I am running at 200 to 212. I get nervous about all this because of the old days of my ford flatheads, that would mean blowing a radiator or hose when I shut down.

Now I go to my special radiator guy about the problem and he says, "Well with today's antifreeze it won't boil till around 250 unpressurized, cars run at 200+, don't worry about all this." That makes me feel really good, but is it true? what temps do your cars run at on an 90 degree day?

I know, check the thermostat--it is okay. just checking to see if other people are running warmer with antifreeze?

Hi Curt--glad to see your active on the site, but I never get those individual emails from ya any more--Lee

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26 Aug 2003 12:35 #717 by Curti
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Hi Lee :
Hay, I sent you a email a couple of months ago, inquireing if you were going to the festival this year. I was also wondering if you ever got the dash castings fixed.
My phaeton (stock original gage) runs at 160. However, when I shut it off on a hot day, I can hear it boiling . If I fill the rad full, It will puke out a certin amount of coolent until it reaches a 'comfortable level' whatever that is. :D

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05 Sep 2003 16:17 #745 by Auburn/Cord Parts
Auburn/Cord Parts replied the topic: Operating Temps
Lee-

I don't care if it is a Lycoming in a Auburn or a Cord, you need to get the temperature down to 175-190 degrees. Check the radiator flow - a [u:3hpvqjaa]good[/u:3hpvqjaa] radiator shop can do this. You may also need the tanks removed and the core cleaned or replaced. Also, the engine must be in good operating condition - not running lean or have problems/leaks with the water pump. You may have several problems at the same time. Slow timing and a dirty carb can add to the heat problem too.

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