Proudly spending today building the dilapidated housing of the 22nd century....
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Hey Digger, I was just confirming for you 'cause you sounded unsure ... I proudly display my ignorance in hopes that people will do away with it- sorta like putting an old couch out on the side of the road in hopes someone will haul it off.
Cmark, I considered the relationship of pressure to boiling point but in a sealed system as the temp. goes up so does the pressure until the relief pressure is reached. Modern coolants do of course raise the vapor pressure of the fluid and thus the boiling point at a given pressure. I think the water pressure gauge as a practical thing is irrelevant. However, I think the part about the colorcoded gauges is neat. I had never realized that before; and you gave me a new source for Cat gauges, maybe cheaper, thanks.
On the gauge/gage thing I wasn't criticizing anybody's misspelling, but many peoples sloppy shortcut spelling: gauge/gage,through/thru,etc. I know enough people use them for the dictionaries to list them as correct but I still think it's a shame for our language.
Cmark youve hit the nail on the head as far as how to read the water temp and pressure gauges togeter took me forever to teach my old boss how to read them on the D8H/K series tractors.
I'm guessing people didn't realise the importance of keeping a good seal on the cap for the new pressurised systems and might have considered pressure in the radiator as a bad thing. Maybe Cat fitted the gauge to emphasize that presure was now a good thing and actually necessary to avoid boiling.
Yeah... you got it digger...There's an internet rule of thumb that says anything you post which criticizes somebody else's spelling or grammar will invariably contain an error of its own.
This might not be proper to post, so delete it if need be. I'll just use links to individual posts....
Some of our "finest", discussing the VLAT, a Gov. acronym for... Very Large Air Tanker.
Key word is "whether"...
Here's the entire thread, if any are interested:
Yup... and they're still going at it...
BTW... I belong to this site... but don't use the same name I use on HEF... lol
Hope I didn't make a mistake... lol
The pressure gauge can be a engine saver. Temp gauges are either operated by a ether alcohol bulb or a thermresistor if the coolant leaks out and they are uncovered they will read a normal or lower temp
gee it would great if we had a spell checker
Yes I agree. Good thinking. muzy
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I seem to be suffering from an "Iron Deficiency"