1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.

how hot does a b16 run?

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by CrazyAzn, Oct 27, 2005.

  1. CrazyAzn

    CrazyAzn Senior Member

    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    how hot does a b16 run? like the temperature of the block. in particular the area around the intake manifold. i ask this because my friend owns a mech shop, and i was wondering if he could make me a gasket out of plastic. but i need the know about how hot a motor can get.

    thanks,
    kyle
     
  2. reikoshea

    reikoshea HS Troll...And Mod Moderator VIP

    Messages:
    12,633
    Likes Received:
    193
    Joined:
    Apr 27, 2005
    Location:
    San Antonio, TX
    120 is the bottom line, 220 is the red, 180 is 50%
     
  3. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

    Messages:
    2,182
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Phoenix Az
    Is that how hot the block/intake side gets?
    I know those temps are normal for water temp.. but block temp is the same ? [​IMG]
     
  4. D See 2

    D See 2 Senior Member

    Messages:
    2,405
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Sep 29, 2002
    Location:
    Baltimore, MD
    Yea, I have an infra-red thermometer. The block gets to about 180 degrees at operating temperature.
     
  5. VTECin5th

    VTECin5th Administrator

    Messages:
    2,182
    Likes Received:
    4
    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2005
    Location:
    Phoenix Az
  6. CrazyAzn

    CrazyAzn Senior Member

    Messages:
    345
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2003
    coolio thanks guys
     
  7. jamesA

    jamesA Well known pissed off telephone guy VIP

    Messages:
    16,118
    Likes Received:
    1,016
    Joined:
    Aug 10, 2003
    I've been wondering that myself for some reason. Excellent info! :thumbsup:
     
  8. tylonalsnifnfool

    tylonalsnifnfool Senior Member

    Messages:
    983
    Likes Received:
    0
    Joined:
    Jun 12, 2003
    Location:
    ny
    I just tested my thermostat last week and it opened at exactly 153 F. This was the thermostat that came in my B16A Sir II. Here was my test method:

    1. remove thermostat
    2. slightly open and hang from a wire (i used MIG wire)
    3. hang thermostat by the wire into a metal container so it is about in the center.
    4. place a thermometer near thermostat in the water
    5. heat with a torch until thermostat falls from wire

    YES I am aware 153 is very low, my temp gauge rarely goes over 1/4.
     
Verification:
Draft saved Draft deleted

Share This Page