A friend (yes, really!) recently bought a Helms 27 with a low hour (525) Renault R16D engine
. Since he has no computer (not even a cell phone!) I'm posing this to the "experts" here.
He being a retired metro transit diesel engine mechanic
wanted to go over his engine and make sure all was well.
The manual really doesn't show much abiyt it so he has two questions.
First, is there an oil
on this engine and if so where exactly is it located. He hasn't been able to find one so he assumes there isn't one and will buy a Mighty Vac.
Two, the manual doesn't show a thermostat for the cooling
system. This is an open system.
Why wouldn't there be one? It seems in cold water
the engine wouldn't reach proper operating temperature.
Thanks in advance.