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Re: Hot thermostat

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Indiana Ken

12-30-2013 16:54:38
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In years past many thermostats had a small hole to allow coolant to bypass when the thermostat is closed. Some of the new thermostats do not and I think they can seal too tight. Without flow the thermostat cannot get a good reading of the temperature since the flow is dead headed. I like to drill a 1/8" to 3/16" hole to allow a small amount of coolant flow. Might try it, if the thermostat you are using does not have a hole.

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Aaron Ford

12-30-2013 17:41:38
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 Re: Hot thermostat in reply to Indiana Ken, 12-30-2013 16:54:38  
My thermostat lays flat level so I drilled one in it! 3/64ths if I recall correctly. I don't think I work the tractor hard enough and the cooling system was completely gone through. It may be working too good. I have considered putting cardboard in front of the radiator to try to retain some heat. I suspect the direct drive fan isn't helping much either. Even with my wonky temp swings, I like it better this way. Uses less fuel, too.

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Indiana Ken

12-31-2013 05:44:45
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 Re: Hot thermostat in reply to Aaron Ford, 12-30-2013 17:41:38  
A 3/64" hole is pretty small. Certainly it will eliminate those pesty air locks when filling the system but the bypass flow is not significant. Consider that flow is a function of cross sectional area. It takes 7, 3/64" holes to equal 1, 1/8" hole or 16, 3/64" holes to equal 1, 3/16" hole on a cross sectional area basis.

Yes, covering the radiator in cold weather is a good idea. I run my 8N with a piece of cardboard that covers most of the radiator. Of course the cardboard comes out as soon as the weather warms and for heavy work.

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buickanddeere

12-31-2013 08:50:12
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 Re: Hot thermostat in reply to Indiana Ken, 12-31-2013 05:44:45  
Careful with the cardboard blocking the rad. If the fan is loaded and unloaded as it rotates. The blades will flex and on occasion break.



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Indiana Ken

12-31-2013 16:35:16
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 Re: Hot thermostat in reply to buickanddeere, 12-31-2013 08:50:12  
Very pro-found observation concerning covering the fan. Typically I block the entire area in front of the fan, plus some, simply to block enough air to get heat into the engine. In the future I will be sure to watch how the fan is covered.



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buickanddeere

12-30-2013 16:57:58
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 Re: Hot thermostat in reply to Indiana Ken, 12-30-2013 16:54:38  
Agreed. A wee vent is required in the stat of equipment that does not have a bypass.



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