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Re: 3126b normal operating temperature at full load

Hi Patrick, thank you very much for the information. They are indeed VDO and I will get them verified.

the guages never actually crossed the 100 degree mark but its always better to be safe.

Thanks again for your help with this.

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Re: 3126b normal operating temperature at full load

you might want to verify the accuracy of the analog gauges.

if they are VDO they usually deviate a few degrees from the cat sensors.

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Re: 3126b normal operating temperature at full load

I am looking at my analog guages.

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Re: 3126b normal operating temperature at full load

your temperature regulators are opening on 88C and fully open on 98C.

So 100 would be too high.

 

Just a question, where do you note you engine parameters?

do you have a Cat digital display, or do you have analog gauges?

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3126b normal operating temperature at full load

Hello, I have twin 3126B engines serial #3GS00302 rated at 455HP. Cruising RPM is 2400 and Max RPM is 2800

What is the normal operating temperature I should expect while  2400RPM and also at 2800RPM.

Also, what is the maximum  temperature the engins can reach without causing damage.

 

Presently my temperatures run around 90-92degrees C at 2000RPM and around 100 degrees C at 2400RPM

 

Is this normal and OK for these engins to run at those temperatures.

 

Looking forward to your response.

Ian