[T2] Engine overheat

Chris Dreike cdreike at gmail.com
Fri Oct 2 20:59:14 PDT 2020


Thanks for the tip Robert. I don't have the factory thermostat or flaps
installed. That was one of my options last time I had the engine out. I
have a set of flaps and working thermostat.
I studied how the engine is configured and discovered that since the 1 and
2 cylinders are offset to the rear of engine center and the 3 and 4
cylinders are offset to the front of center,
the fan housing does not blow centered on either the right or left side of
the motor, but blows more on 1 and 4. So, I installed some vanes at the
bottom of the fan housing to kick more
air towards the 2 and 3 cylinders. I have photos if anyone want to see.

Chris
64 Kamper Kit
Cheddar the 71 sunroof


On Fri, Oct 2, 2020 at 5:38 PM Robert Camacho <bcoldpro at aol.com> wrote:

> Did you check to see if the thermostat hiding underneath the removable
> metal plates on the underside of your engine
> is activating the pulley system for your heat flaps?
>
> I placed some metal spacers on the cable assembly so the cables pulled the
> heat flaps open all the time. Replacement Thermostats are
> almost impossible to find?
>
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Chris Dreike <cdreike at gmail.com>
> To: VW type 2 late aircooled <type2 at type2.com>; <vintagebus at type2.com> <
> vintagebus at type2.com>
> Sent: Fri, Oct 2, 2020 5:20 pm
> Subject: [T2] Engine overheat
>
> Hi Volks,
> I may have solved my engine overheat problem I had posted about some time
> ago. I did add some air director vanes in the fan housing to push some more
> air toward both the #3 and the #2 heads. I took a drive over the Sepulveda
> Pass here in Los Angeles while the ambient temp was around 95F. The max
> temp on the #3 head was 380F. A little hot but still within limits.
> Cruising along on the level the temp was running around 320-340F. Oil temp
> is around 190F.
>
> Chris
> 64DD Kamper Kit
> 71 sunroof (Cheddar)
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