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Re: telehouse - 25 broadway

  • From: Chris Luke
  • Date: Thu Sep 13 18:52:48 2001

Sean Donelan wrote (on Sep 13):
> Speaking with a mechanical engineer, he suggested you may be
> able to restore some generator operation by continiously running
> a water/hose over the outside of the radiator.  Not so much to
> clean it, but to act as once-through heat transfer to cool the
> engine.
> I hope you can get it going again.

The radiator yes. Just try not to get the engine block too wet.
Rapid cooling of a hot engine can cause the metalwork to fatigue
quickly, at worst, or warp it at best. :( I know someone who managed to
crack a piston shaft this way once on a regular engine.

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