Cooling Tips

by Tom Peterson

  1. Keep the engine and transmission clean, particularly the area of the lower tins. Grime and road crud are effective heat insulators.
  2. Not obvious, but your tires, suspension components, and wheel bearing all effect engine performance. Simple maintenance can do quite a bit to keep this from being a problem. Recent postings from individuals who replaced their wheel bearings, and then noticed a surprising increase in gas mileage, shows what this can do.
  3. For Pete's sake, slow down. Unless you have installed a larger engine, external oil cooler, .... you have an engine which was not made to run at Interstate speeds. Get off the Interstate find some good two lanes, and enjoy the drive.

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