On or around Mon, 16 Jan 2006 08:28:39 +0200, fanie
<firstname.lastname@example.org> enlightened us thusly:
>Personally, I think you are nuts to run an engine as expensive to
>rebuild as a TD5 without the proper cooling setup.
>Just my tupence worth.
I'm inclined to agree. The 300 TDi had a minor water loss problem for a
long time, but the actual failure that did the head in was a sudden one.
Mind, in temperate climates, the engine can idle all day without
overheating, I suspect - these modern diesels are sufficently efficient as
not to need quite so much cooling except when working hard.
especially true of the one LR don't make, the non-turbo Di. The Ford 2.5
one I have in the minibus needs the rad screening in cold weather to
actually achieve a sensible running temperature in normal use, and when
idling, the heater is capable of over-cooling the engine. I've noted this
trait on other Di diesels. Turbo ones generate a bit more heat when
running, and quite a lot more probably if working hard, but very little more
Austin Shackles. www.ddol-las.net
my opinions are just that
"The boys are dreaming wicked or of the bucking ranches of the night and
the jollyrodgered sea." Dylan Thomas (1914 - 1953) Under milk wood