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|For those who have been following the Australian Open tennis tournament they would have seen Melbourne's temperature hovered around 42C (108F) all day yesterday.
At 18:30 a group of 20 or so MGs (T types through to MGFs) headed out for a twilight run to a country restaurant in 40C heat.
My A creeped up to 212F on a long slow climb behind traffic in 3 rd gear, other than that it ran between 195-205 depending on terrain and speed. The other 2 MGAs faired similarly. A couple of the T types spluttered and missed but made it in the end. The run home was at a balmy 25C (77 F) with the A sitting on a steady 185.
|Thanks for that, Mike. |
It's 2C here today.
|Dave O'Neill 2|
|So the moral of the story is that ambient temp has a bearing on engine/radiator temp.|
A difference of 15 degrees ambient (40C-25C) saw a drop of 15F in your reading.
I have found this to be true also. At 32C, I run at 195F, At 22C I show 185F.
These are Freeway readings.
Of course, slow moving traffic, long hills, snarls etc will increase these readings.
|I B Morris|
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