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Old 08-16-2016, 05:41 PM   #3
Tengee
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Thanks for your response, Al. After pressing the send button, I remembered that I did not include the gear ratio, which is 2.45:1.

I agree that the lack of black exhaust has added a twist to this puzzle. Every diesel mechanic I've spoken to is surprised when they hear this fact. Besides black exhaust, an overloaded engine's temperature will also rise. This is not happening either. The engine runs consistently between 180 and 185 F. It does not exceed 185 F at WOT, which in this case is 2000 RPM.

I was told to stay away from running near WOT and keep the engine at or below 1800, since the engine is being over-stressed at 2000. I would agree if it were an over-prop situation but is it?

Jim
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