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Old 11-19-2004, 00:36   #1 (permalink)
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Ok guys, how hot, as in water temperature (C or F) hot have you allowed your clevelands to of gotten ( weather it be by accident or through no choice of your own). And what was the the outcome, be it good or bad or didn't have a real affect.
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Old 11-19-2004, 17:07   #2 (permalink)
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any overheating is a bad thing so why do you ask?
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Old 11-20-2004, 00:49   #3 (permalink)
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Into the red dial the other week, but not for very long! No damage that I have found thus far, although I'm sure it did the engine no good at all!
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Old 11-20-2004, 19:20   #4 (permalink)
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have had my clevo well into the red on 2 occasions, by no choice of my own, heater hose related 2 times, one time the plastic elbow in gas reg snapped off for no apparent reason, and the other time a hose clamp slipped a thread and it all sprayed out, that time i actually had a spare clamp and fixed it and topped it up, but i had done the head gasket, and it was running between 3/4 and just before the red for the remaining 250km of the trip
changed heads/new head gaskets that weekend and its been fine ever since.
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any overheating is a bad thing so why do you ask?
This site is about sharing experiences with others be it good or bad, and if someone has a bad experience it may help others in someway weather it be large or small.
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have had my clevo well into the red on 2 occasions, by no choice of my own, heater hose related 2 times, one time the plastic elbow in gas reg snapped off for no apparent reason, and the other time a hose clamp slipped a thread and it all sprayed out, that time i actually had a spare clamp and fixed it and topped it up, but i had done the head gasket, and it was running between 3/4 and just before the red for the remaining 250km of the trip
changed heads/new head gaskets that weekend and its been fine ever since.
Now imagine if you had of done that to a late model alloy engine, you would of been on the back of a tow truck and many $'s shorter in your pocket. Clevo's are one tough engine.
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Now imagine if you had of done that to a late model alloy engine, you would of been on the back of a tow truck and many $'s shorter in your pocket. Clevo's are one tough engine.
Yeah true, would have cost a bit to get a truck to where i was, my old man was nelary going to come and tow me from where i was to his place, (which i was on my way to anyway) but i told him not to worry and i would just drive, and if need be we will change motor when i got there to one of the spares laying around there, but it was obviosly not necessary
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I HATE hot temps with a passion. My fan belt snapped last month = water pump stops = hot very quick = blew radiator cap = dumped several litres of coolant in engine bay = bugger. This all happened within about 20sec.

It got to about 210 F (100*C boiling = 212*F). No damage or problems because I shut it down within seconds.
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Old 11-21-2004, 06:12   #9 (permalink)
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I've had my clevo on the 3/4 mark on temp guage heaps of times - over boiling point - and the only hassle was fuel perculation. Doesn't do them any harm upto about 110C if your oil is good.

And how's this to blow the alloy head theory. My 6cyl ZL Fairlane last summer towing my 3.5 tonne boat up a big hill where I lived would go off the scale 1/2 way up the hill, then ping its head off real bad the rest of the way. Temp guage would blink (it was digital) and on the decent under no load would take 20 mins to just go back into the red again.

I figured it was pretty damn hot to do that, but I did this about 10 times and never had any noticable engine damage, though was pleased to sell it!
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Had the temp guage at barely under red last summer when I still had a 2 core 6 cylinder radiator (I know it was wrong but I was a uni student - no money). As I pulled in to Lakes the cooler sea breeze helped it cool back to half way just as I was about to stop to cool off. No damage resulted.

What would be the premium water temp. for a 351C in normal driving conditions?
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