[DeTomaso] Heater control valve
oldwheel at shaw.ca
Tue Mar 22 22:27:56 EDT 2011
...but what this started as Gary, was a bypass valve that bypasses the
heater AND the rad when heat isn't called for in the heater.
From: GW [mailto:gow2 at rc-tech.net]
Sent: Tuesday, March 22, 2011 9:09 PM
To: Rob Dumoulin
Cc: michael at michaelshortt.com; B. Seib; DetomasoList; Larry Finch
Subject: Re: [DeTomaso] Heater control valve
I don't always agree with that.
The water flowing through the heater is not water flowing through the
radiator. If the heater is more effective then the radiator then that
would be true. If the heater is less effective then no. I had one
specific car where running the in car heater would actually increased temps.
Rob Dumoulin wrote:
> As a personal note, I have had to put my heater on many of my rods to help
> reduce temps on overheating cars until I've been able to get to a place
> where I can cool or fix it. Running the heater works to help overheating
> cars. Period.
> On Tue, Mar 22, 2011 at 7:48 PM, michael at michaelshortt.com <
> michaelsavga at gmail.com> wrote:
>> reminds me of a scene from "The Gumball Rally" when Ace the racer who
>> the 70 or 71 beige split bumper big block Camaro had his navigator Gary
>> Busey turn on the heat because the engine temp was rising, they were
>> sweating like crazy.
>> Now back to your heater valve thread.
>> Michael Shortt
>> On Mar 22, 2011 7:34 PM, "B. Seib" <oldwheel at shaw.ca> wrote:
>>> I don't want to beat this to death but...
>>> I disagree.
>>> ANY device that allows coolant coming from the water pump to come back
>>> the engine block without having to go through the radiator reduces the
>>> cooling capacity of the system. If the heater core is an effective
>>> then it would be the only exception. I doubt that is ever the case and
>>> of us don't want to drive around with the heater on high to help cool
>>> Any bypass of the radiator results in less cooling.
>>> It's not just the thermostat that you are bypassing, it's also the
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