Idle speed in hot weather [chat]

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Simon
The dunes in question are long high ridgebacks that have to be attacked
at speed because of the nature of them - these are long, long dunes
which can get incredibly high and you have to be at full throttle for a
long time - what you don't want is an engine overheating or having to
reverse down and start it all again. Some of these dunes are up to three
miles long, and can get incredibly high - when you get to the top you
look down and the ground is 50 metres below you, sometimes further. Its
a very dangerous exercise, believe me. This time I'll have a larger
manifold exhaust and an intercooler to back me up.
My mates did the paris-dakar one year but won't do it again because of
the damage to the dunes and the fragile ecosytem that is the desert in
the sahara
My idle doesn't flag in the heat as such - it makes the engine more
relaxed, more responsive and hence the heat gives me a much better
driving experience because everything is smoother and quieter.
Renate
Simon hughes wrote:
Hi Renate
Hmmm, high speed dune driving in North Africa? What were you doing?
The
Paris Dakkar race????
Glad to hear that I am not the only one with a flagging idle in this
heat.
And you are right a quick blip of the throttle sorts her out and shows
her
who's the Daddy.
 
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Renate
Sounds like a wonderful experience. All this forum talk of big trips is
making me thing of resurrecting my dream of taking a major trip in the next
two years to do the drive across North Africa and then down the Moroccan
coast. It looks like an amazing drive and I will try to take a sabbatical
and do it over 3 months and really enjoy myself. Explore learn
Arabic/French and fish all the way down the coast. Only snag is the wife!!
I am sure she would love to go but sadly she's got a proper job with
responsibilities etc...
Would agree with you comments the car feels better when she is hot. I think
that the rad too efficient for our country and I recon the thermostat does
not keep the engine warm enough sometimes. I was once sitting in stationary
traffic and while everyone was overheating the temp gauge was going lower
and lower!
Regards
Simon Hughes
 
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Simon
Temp gauge - yup! you see other guys in their cars getting flustered
and overheating as are their cars....well, this is why I got the
beast...
I'll be off-line for a while until I can get internet and email sorted
out but send things onto the [Email address removed] address, and
then - lets party and start planning for a trip....?
Simon wrote:
Sounds like a wonderful experience. All this forum talk of big trips
is
making me thing of resurrecting my dream of taking a major trip in the
next
two years to do the drive across North Africa and then down the
Moroccan
coast. It looks like an amazing drive and I will try to take a
sabbatical
and do it over 3 months and really enjoy myself. Explore learn
Arabic/French and fish all the way down the coast. Only snag is the
wife!!
I am sure she would love to go but sadly she's got a proper job with
responsibilities etc...
Would agree with you comments the car feels better when she is hot. I
think
that the rad too efficient for our country and I recon the thermostat
does
not keep the engine warm enough sometimes. I was once sitting in
stationary
traffic and while everyone was overheating the temp gauge was going
lower
and lower!
Regards
Simon Hughes
 
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Hi Renate
Good luck with all the changes going on and will keep you in the loop via
your blueyonder account.
Partying to the end.....
All the best.
Regards
Simon Hughes
 
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Simon
Yes, DO make sure to party - I haven't met you yet, maybe Julian can
organise an LC day? Would you be interested? (excuse for me the flash
the beast around....). Little kiddies and partners included.
And yes, the best time for the desert is Dec/Jan - the days are clear,
hot but not excessively, the nights are a little on the chill side
(sometimes to about minus 4 generally) but as soon as the soon rises it
warms up very quickly.
Whereabouts are you thinking of in North Africa?
Keep me informed, cos this is good stuff.
Renate
Simon wrote:
Hi Renate
Partying to the end.....
 
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