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post #11 of 18 Old 11-24-2013, 11:07 AM
 
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I've asked around and never gotten a good answer. What is 'cold'? Cold in Alaska in February is not the same as cold in Phoenix in July.

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I've asked around and never gotten a good answer. What is 'cold'? Cold in Alaska in February is not the same as cold in Phoenix in July.
Truthfully, there is no such thing as "cold", there is only an absence of heat.

I would say a engine could be considered cold after maybe 8-12 hours, ambient air temp has nothing really to do with it. Just my .02.


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Truthfully, there is no such thing as "cold", there is only an absence of heat.

I would say a engine could be considered cold after maybe 8-12 hours, ambient air temp has nothing really to do with it. Just my .02.

There could easily be 100 deg. difference in ambient temps.

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Usually valve clearance setting is done indoors at something approximating a comfortable room temperature.. even in Alaska. That would be the temperature that the .003 " spec would be based on. As long as the engine is cool enough to work on comfortably with bare hands you can set valves.

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That makes much more sense than "must sit overnight" as most mechanics will say. I exaggerated the Phoenix-Alaska comparison. Of course they aren't done outside. My apologies. But I always was skeptical of the "stone cold" rule.

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re."no such thing as cold" Sounds like my old HVAC instructor.

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re."no such thing as cold" Sounds like my old HVAC instructor.
Probably does, I took a course in refrigeration years ago. Hard concept to get your head around until you actually take a course that explains it.


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