Yeah i noticed that not all reactions where that helpful and most find faster engine warm up and holding the heat in for longer not that important.ounds like a reasonable idea, you may also look to block off ~ 1/2 of the radiator frontal area, but carefully monitor your engine coolant temps.
Many of the other responses I have read here are unhelpful and inconsiderate - but this is a forum of mostly laypersons.
BITOG is going down the drain. But it was never NORIA, though I thought it had higher aspirations.
BTW , My Wife is Dutch I recall her father was grew up near The Hague.
So many things are inaccurate about your last post I don’t know where to begin.
mercedes used a system for some period where the alternator heated a heating element in the water which heated up the water and also the power need heated the alternator which was also water cooled.
C’mon man … even Walmart sells thoseLike this one?
A water cooled alternator? Now I have heard everything.
I suspect we are being played here.
I would not consider 16 miles one way to be a short trip?? Shoot my daily commute is 4 miles each way and my cars get warmed up. But I do also let them warm up when I start them as well.No its not that cold but with the short trips most cars see overhere it causes a lot of sludging in the valve cover.
While the thermostat controlled water cooling reaches operating temps in around 10 minutes the oil often takes 2 to 3 times as long.
Forgot building a camp fire directly underneath the oil pan.Not knowing all the inventions manufacturers have used to improve this and how this is needed to comply with EURO 6 emmisions etc..
If i am not mistaking a lot of this is/was also mandated by california emission laws.
There is no drawback in an engine that heats up faster and holds the heat in for longer.
Why not use a hotter than oe thermostat?
I figured since the thermostate would open later plus more heat overall the heat could be transfered to the oil thus helping bake the moisture out of the oil. Doesnt oil go up to the head and transfer the heat from the hot cylinder head and back into the pan?
Okay then pick the points and explain my mistakes, i am here to learn.So many things are inaccurate about your last post I don’t know where to begin.
As others have told you watercooled alternators are used and have been used by multiple manufacturers. Example in the picture is 2003 bmw v12.A water cooled alternator? Now I have heard everything.
I suspect we are being played here.
Modern cars do use higher temp operating thermostats, for example the new mercedes engine thermostats open at 110c but they are ECU controlled.Why not use a hotter than oe thermostat?
Yes as i said we will be fitting an undershield to the engine bay just like modern cars, radiator shutters would be most ideal but then were going out of budget. Its only a couple of cheap things that we will do. I would love to build it though, however there is no room foor it either.so better insulating the engine bay, maybe blocking off the rad...etc.
If this is true this would be very intersting here in Holland for people who drive a lot of short distances, only thing i am not sure about is how would this work??I don't know how, or if, this actually works but one other thing you may want to explore, if you are looking at reducing warm-up times, is Amsoil's Dominator Coolant Boost. Not sure if you can get it where you are but if you can, maybe something to look into. They claim that it reduced warm-up time on their test engine, 30degF to 120 degF and 30degF to 180degF, to almost half the time it took compared to just 50/50 mix of water and coolant. It also reduced operating temp some as well.