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Old 18-08-08, 09:46 AM
Ashley James Ashley James is offline
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Default Re: [6 cyl Bristol cars-t-71) A useful Engine Modification


My 400 has a 100B2 Engine, an 80 degree Thermostat and a
thermostatically controlled oil cooler of a type that I've seen on
other cars. In the midst of this wonderful English Summer it runs at
80 degrees except on long steep hills when it climbs to 85 degrees and
oil temperature never rises above 50 degrees. I've fitted an Overdrive
which gives 75 odd at 3000 rpm and that's about as fast as you'd want
to go because of the noise! Us Bentley owners are used to a trace of
wind noise and little else at those speeds!

Are you referring to very hot weather or are you using a higher
temperature Thermostat?

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