Cool run­ning

Canal Boat - - BACK CABIN -

QAc­cord­ing to the tem­per­a­ture gauge, my BMC 1.5 runs at around 60-70C (ex­cept when I towed some­one a cou­ple of miles last week­end and it went up to 80C). A pal of mine who used to have a BMC 1.5 told me last night that 82C was the nor­mal op­er­at­ing tem­per­a­ture, and we sur­mised that the ther­mo­stat may be stuck open?

I also in­tend to change the oil fil­ter my­self, I’d be grate­ful if you could rec­om­mend a sup­plier of all such parts. JU­LIAN NEW­TON-TYERS

ATONY REPLIES: Some marinis­ers fit a lower tem­per­a­ture ther­mo­stat to their boats that use a calori­fier for hot wa­ter to stop cus­tomers scald­ing them­selves quite as badly as if an 82C ther­mo­stat were fit­ted.

Di­rect raw wa­ter cooled boats boats also use lower tem­per­a­ture ther­mostats.

You may be cor­rect about the ther­mo­stat and you could change it if you want to as long as it is not di­rect cooled.

How­ever be aware that some­one may have tried to cover up an un­der­sized skin tank prob­lem or the like by fit­ting a cooler ther­mo­stat.

If the tem­per­a­ture rises to 60 Cover about 10 min­utes of boat­ing then the ther­mo­stat is prob­a­bly work­ing as it should but is a lower tem­per­a­ture one. If it take ages to rise then the ther­mo­stat. is prob­a­bly stuck open.

Re­gard­ing the oil fil­ter, I must re­fer you to the en­gine mariniser be­cause there is a ques­tion over the type and size of oil fil­ter. But if you know if its a “spin on” or bowl type, I think ASAP Sup­plies or Cal­cutt boats will be able to help you.

Once you have the fil­ter part num­bers any mo­tor fac­tors should be able to match them.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from UK

© PressReader. All rights reserved.