Re: volvo md11 water in the oil
Originally Posted by goboats
Ok here it is ...2 hour shakedown water test went well no water in the oil . However might have an overheat issue . Temp gauge went on the blink and died might be sending unit , anyway pulled out the infra red temp gun and saw 225 to 235 f degree on the cylinder head and 200 on the cylinder itself . Not sure if that's normal or overheat ...exhaust manifold was 190 .???? Raw water
cooled only and seems like not enough water out the pipe
Way too hot IMO, raw water cooled engines usually operate around 120 F. This is the maximum temperature that keeps the salt
from building up in the water jacket.
I can't speak directly for the MDII but a quick check of the specs for the thermostat and/or temperature alarm
switch should confirm the max operating temperature.
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