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Old 08-05-2000, 09:03 AM
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Default Will rich carb make engine run hotter?

If my carb is running really rich, will that make my engine run hotter?

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Default Re: Will rich carb make engine run hotter?

I dont think that would be one of the zillion harmful things from a carb running too rich.

I always thought it was too lean that made it hot.

my memory may be hanging me out on that one though.

I guess if ti was running so badly from teh rich condition it could generate more heat than when running correctly.
I had always thought that the oxygen burned hotter than air, and there for leaner=hotter.

We will find out soon, when someone who knows for sure chimes in

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Old 08-05-2000, 09:54 AM
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Default Re: Will rich carb make engine run hotter?

Ozark is correct, running rich actually lowers the temp in the combustion chamber and therefore lowers the temp of the engine as a whole.

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Old 08-05-2000, 01:58 PM
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Default Re: Will rich carb make engine run hotter?

The rich condition you speak of will definitely result is lower temp combustion. Here is where the problem begins though. Do you run a cat. converter? If you do, the rich condition may be plugging it up resulting in a loss of power and increased back pressure which could increase heat in the headers/head. I've seen some seriously plugged converters from running rich/buring oil. It ain't purty.

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