Cruisers & Sailing Forums (
-   Construction, Maintenance & Refit (
-   -   Perkins 4.108 Home Made Heat Exchanger (

MV-Romnya 10-08-2012 21:25

Perkins 4.108 Home Made Heat Exchanger
I incorrectly posted a thread in the plumbing and fixtures section of this forum about my Perkins 4.108 over heating but nevertheless got exceptional advice - In that learning process I found that I am missing one pipe to the Heat Exchanger also that the HX is home made.. where is the missing pipe? the cooling system is closed circuit There is a pipe from the header tank to top of the cylinder head which houses the thermostat then there is a pipe from the HX to the exhaust manifold which then flows to the bottom of the engine block. The Perkins shop manual states that there should be a 3rd pipe from the rear of the engin block to the HX and the existing pipe from the header tank only opens at 83`c - the only way I can see how my system works is that when the engine starts up the coolant is circulating in its self till the thermostat open and then the circuit begins - I've gained exceptional knowledge from all you good people and am yearning for more - help and comments please - I feel like Humphry Bogart on "The African Queen" - MVR

All times are GMT -7. The time now is 16:46.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.

ShowCase vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.