How to Troubleshoot an Overheating Engine

The first sign of a car overheating is either when the needle on the temperature gauge pushes its way into the ominous red zone or the "Check Engine" or "Temperature" malfunction indicator light on the dashboard casts a sinister glow. Left alone, the liquid in the ….

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Tech Talk #47

Raising an engine's operating range also requires complementary changes in the drivetrain and chassis. A high-rpm sportsman engine really needs a high-stall torque converter to realize its potential. With an automatic transmission, the engine speed should ideally drop 1,000 to 1,300 rpm after a gear change.

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Why Do I Need to Replace My Engine's Thermostat?

An engine's thermostat (or "temperature regulator") regulates the jacket water temperature to keep the engine running at a normal operating temperature, usually around 185 degrees F. If the jacket water becomes too hot, the thermostat "opens" to allow cold water in ….

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Why does a car's engine get hot?

Why does a car's engine get hot when it is running? A car's engine is not efficient. The engine works by converting chemical energy in the form of fuel to the mechanical energy (work) that drives the wheels and makes the car move. But only about 20 to 30 percent of the chemical energy is actually converted to mechanical energy.

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Diesel Engine Myths

 · 2. You should let your engine idle for a few minutes to warm up before getting underway. As noted above, a diesel will not warm to operating temperature until it is under load. Thus you need only let the engine idle long enough to fully circulate the oil—30 seconds is plenty. But don't immediately put the pedal to the metal.

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Hot and Cold: When your Engine is Hard to Start

Fuel cannot circulate well due to the way in which vapor blocks it. As a result, the engine would not start as easily as it should. In worse cases, it would not start at all. This happens if the engine is extremely hot. Even after the engine is shut off, it would keep on acquiring temperature for a short while.

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Help Solve the Mystery of This Incredible Front Loader

 · Before you accuse me of being full of bad ideas (first off, guilty!), know this—a hydraulic front loader bolt-on attachment for your workaday pickup truck does indeed exist. Or did, at one point.

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SOLVED: Transmission slips after engine warms up

 · It isn't when the engine gets hot, it is when the transmission fluid gets hot that the slipping starts, due to wear of the clutches and gears inside the transmission. First, check the fluid level to make sure it is full. If it is low, bring fluid level to full and see if that helps.

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What Causes Water to Get Into the Engine Oil?

 · Such leaks occur when bacteria builds up in the antifreeze or coolant solution. This bacteria eventually eats through engine parts. A blown head gasket also could cause water to mix into engine oil. If this is the case, then the vehicle requires immediate attention and service, since blown head gaskets lead to engine malfunction.

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How to Fix Car Engine Rattling

 · 7. Engine Ping . Engine ping or pre-ignition is caused by hotspots in the cylinder igniting the air-fuel mixture before the spark plug. The two flames collide, boosting the pressure. This is usually caused by low-octane fuel in a high-compression engine, but it can also be due to carbon deposits, incorrect spark plugs, or overheating. Most.

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Twenty Reasons Why Your Engine is Overheating

 · In this Truck Radiator guide we are going to go over 20 reasons why your engine may be overheating. There are many causes of engine overheating and while we won't go over all of them, we will point out some of the main causes of engine overheating and point you in the right direction for solving a overheating problem.

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How to Fix a Hard Starting Automotive Engine

 · An engine vacuum leak can cause extended crank times and low or rough idle and possibly a check engine light. A visual inspection of all vacuum lines inside the engine bay you may discover a broken, torn or dilapidated hose that needs replacing and for harder to find leak a smoke tester can be used or when the engine is cold a can of carburetor.

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Diesel Engine Myths

 · 2. You should let your engine idle for a few minutes to warm up before getting underway. As noted above, a diesel will not warm to operating temperature until it is under load. Thus you need only let the engine idle long enough to fully circulate the oil—30 seconds is plenty. But don't immediately put the pedal to the metal.

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I have a 470 wheel loader. It is over heating and

 · I have a engine belonging to a 450LC-8 and the radiator is cold at the bottom and at the top it is very hot. We have replaced the water pump and also the thermostat. What do you think the prob … read more.

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The Seven Most Common Hydraulic Equipment Mistakes

Mistake No. 3

 · Such leaks occur when bacteria builds up in the antifreeze or coolant solution. This bacteria eventually eats through engine parts. A blown head gasket also could cause water to mix into engine oil. If this is the case, then the vehicle requires immediate attention and service, since blown head gaskets lead to engine malfunction.

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Why Is My Engine So Loud? What Do I Do to Fix It?

Sometimes the loud engine sounds you hear aren't due to the engine having a problem at all. Instead, it could be caused by a damaged or failing muffler . If it just seems like your car is running louder than it used to, but there aren't other strange sounds, it might be due to a damaged muffler.

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Tech Talk #47

Raising an engine's operating range also requires complementary changes in the drivetrain and chassis. A high-rpm sportsman engine really needs a high-stall torque converter to realize its potential. With an automatic transmission, the engine speed should ideally drop 1,000 to 1,300 rpm after a gear change.

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Crawler Loader/Dozer Common Faults

 · The loader lift arms drift down quickly about 2-3 inches when the control lever is released. After the initial quick 2-3′ drop the cylinders continue to slowly leak down. I repacked the cylinders about 4 years ago (100 hours) using genuine Case kits. The loader has always drifted down slowly I just assumed it was a leaky hose.

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Heat Engines

The engine takes energy from a hot reservoir and uses part of it to do work, but is constrained by the second law of thermodynamics to exhaust part of the energy to a cold reservoir. In the case of the automobile engine, the hot reservoir is the burning fuel and the cold reservoir is the environment to which the combustion products are exhausted.

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Causes of an Overheating Engine

If the fan speed does not increase when engine is running hot or if the fan speed does not increase until engine is excessively hot. Looseness of the Fan

TS-Guide_R.doc Printed 5-9-02 2 Condensed Table - Causes of Trouble and Their Effects in Hydraulic Installations (continued) Source of Trouble, Effects 7 Flow Control Valves 8 Directional Control Valves 9 Fluid 10 Drive (cylinder.

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Why Is My Engine So Loud? What Do I Do to Fix It?

Sometimes the loud engine sounds you hear aren't due to the engine having a problem at all. Instead, it could be caused by a damaged or failing muffler . If it just seems like your car is running louder than it used to, but there aren't other strange sounds, it might be due to a damaged muffler.

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Why Do I Need to Replace My Engine's Thermostat?

An engine's thermostat (or "temperature regulator") regulates the jacket water temperature to keep the engine running at a normal operating temperature, usually around 185 degrees F. If the jacket water becomes too hot, the thermostat "opens" to allow cold water in ….

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7 Reasons For Low Oil Pressure in a Diesel Engine

The engine builder must repair or replace the gears in the oil pump or purchase a new pump. 7. Improper Bearing Clearance: If the engine bearings have excessive clearance it could result in low oil pressure. Check the internal engine components where bearings are present to make sure they are in spec.

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Heat Engines

The engine takes energy from a hot reservoir and uses part of it to do work, but is constrained by the second law of thermodynamics to exhaust part of the energy to a cold reservoir. In the case of the automobile engine, the hot reservoir is the burning fuel and the cold reservoir is the environment to which the combustion products are exhausted.

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Common Causes Of Engine Overheating And How To Fix Them

 · There are many possible reasons that your engine is running hot, including low coolant levels, a clogged or closed thermostat, a failed head gasket or a water pump malfunction.

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