[E-Type] Normal running temperature?

I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should
be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

Thanks for any advice,

Rory.

Maybe I’m wrong about this (remember the Whitworth pronouncement), but
unless the water is actually boiling, the engine is not overheating. My '66
used to run around town at 90 in hot weather, and actually seemed to run
much better at that temperature.

Roger Los-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of Rory Gibson
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 9:45 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Normal running temperature?

I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should
be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

Thanks for any advice,

Rory.

Hi Guys
This does not sound to far off the mark to me, hot footwells and all. We
put up with all this and the Texas sun, isn’t life wonderful! : ))))))

John J. Black
@John_Black
http://www.classicjaguar.com----------

From: Roger Los roger@los.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: RE: [E-Type] Normal running temperature?
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 12:00 AM

Maybe I’m wrong about this (remember the Whitworth pronouncement), but
unless the water is actually boiling, the engine is not overheating. My
'66
used to run around town at 90 in hot weather, and actually seemed to run
much better at that temperature.

Roger Los

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of Rory Gibson
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 9:45 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Normal running temperature?

I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should
be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

Thanks for any advice,

Rory.

I have a 194 degree (F) stat in my '67, which translates to 90
degrees ©. That’s what the car runs at, except in very hot
weather in traffic, when it climbs to about 100. I also run with a
10lb cap on the header tank. The car never boils over.

Dave> Maybe I’m wrong about this (remember the Whitworth pronouncement), but

unless the water is actually boiling, the engine is not overheating. My '66
used to run around town at 90 in hot weather, and actually seemed to run
much better at that temperature.

Roger Los

-----Original Message-----
From: owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org [mailto:owner-e-type@jag-lovers.org]On
Behalf Of Rory Gibson
Sent: Monday, June 28, 1999 9:45 PM
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org
Subject: [E-Type] Normal running temperature?

I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should
be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

=========================================
Dave Lowenstein
Washington, DC
@David_Lowenstein1

67 E-Type OTS S1.5 driver
79 Triumph T140E Bonneville
Keeping parts guys in business nationwide

Rory,

My 66 OTS runs between 70-80 degrees C, in heavy traffic it will go to 90
but will come back down once you get moving again. This is during normal
(summer) temperature here of about 80-90 degrees F. The stock fan comes on
at around 80 C and cuts out around 75 C. Shortly after I bought the car I
had to replace the otter switch since it failed and the temperature did go
as high as 100. It was then that I realized that this “Mickey Mouse”
device was not really capable of reliably handling the current required by
the fan, hence I installed a relay.

Hope this helps,
Marc

At 10:45 PM 99/06/28 -0600, you wrote:>I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should

be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

Thanks for any advice,

Rory.

I got the driver’s side front suspension off this evening, after an
encouraging phone call from Doug Harroun–who basically said I needed a
bigger (and steel, not lead) hammer. And that’s what did the trick on the
upper ball joint. A couple of hefty swings with a 4lb sledge, and it popped
free.

(By the way, two bags of concrete and all five wheels and tires are needed
to weigh down the car to compress the suspension…and even that is iffy.)

I took the lower arm off complete with upright and torsion bar; the
instruction manual’s “slide the torsion bar forward” instructions might work
on new pieces, but after 37 years mine decided they liked where they were.

Tomorrow, if I get a chance, I’ll take the passenger side front suspension
off, and that will essentially be the end of the “strip down the body”
phase. Hooray!

Roger Los
Seattle, Washington
'62 OTS 876073, flat and welded
http://www.los.com/e/

Half way. Now that’s worth a pint!
Here’s to you, Roger!! BTW, I’m almost ready to paint the rear door and
bonnet on the Silver Fox. It’s amazing, all the little scratches and chips you
find when you actually sand the thing down…
LLoyd -I know it’s really small, but I can’t just leave that scratch
there… -

Roger Los wrote:> I got the driver’s side front suspension off this eve… delelte

I was wondering what the normal running temperature of an E-Type should
be? My '67 rapidly climbs to 90 degrees C and hovers around 90 - 100
degrees during in town driving. This results in a warm foot well and
lots of heat coming through the hood lovers on the driver side. Is this
consistent with other E-Types out there? The fan comes on at about 90
degrees, is this correct?

Thanks for any advice,

Rory.

Yes.
Put insulation material under carpet on floor. Think of this as “part of
the charm”

Bill B-----Original Message-----
From: Rory Gibson Rory.Gibson@home.com
To: e-type@jag-lovers.org e-type@jag-lovers.org
Date: Tuesday, June 29, 1999 12:57 AM
Subject: [E-Type] Normal running temperature?