Join Date: 17th December 2007
Location: s yorks, uk
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It is all about the transfer of heat. The engine must heat the coolant as the coolant does not heat itself, so if the coolant can hold more heat that heat will transfer back to the engine as well as being cooled by the radiator. In turn that transfer back of the coolant heat will heat the engine oil faster until the optimum heat transfer of all the engine components has been reached then the system is stabilised upto 30 degrees less than standard engine temps. If i am correct all the engine components are of similar temps until the coolant passes through the radiator at which point it is cooled slightly until it passes again through the engine and so on and so forth. So at no point is the oil, coolant, engine at different temps to a large degree.
Last edited by R GT; 21st December 2008 at 23:02.