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Old 03-30-2010, 11:20 AM
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Yeh yeh yeh I know but I like it. I had a problem with my tractor because its more of a workhorse than a mower and most of the time its just putting along at an idle. Well at an idle the motor wont charge the battery properly so I decided to hook a switch to the headlights so I can shut them off. That fixed the problem. Now when it gets dark I just flip a switch and the lights come on. I went up and above that and decided to add a few lights to the back. No real reason other than I wanted to.
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Just a quick note, I am going to assume this is an air cool unit, running it at idle doing any type of work will cause it to run a lot hotter than it should be reducing the life of the engine.
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Just a quick note, I am going to assume this is an air cool unit, running it at idle doing any type of work will cause it to run a lot hotter than it should be reducing the life of the engine.
Really? I did not know that. I have putted it around for about 8 months now and had no over heating problems. Shoot the header is not even discolored yet lol.
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That is awesome! You should take some night pictures too! I love the lights!
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Really? I did not know that. I have putted it around for about 8 months now and had no over heating problems. Shoot the header is not even discolored yet lol.
Air cooled engines have a fan that usually runs off the top of the crank, this fan is what keeps the engine running cool, the slower the rpm, the slower the fan turns resulting in less cooling.
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Air cooled engines have a fan that usually runs off the top of the crank, this fan is what keeps the engine running cool, the slower the rpm, the slower the fan turns resulting in less cooling.
Steve thanks, I like them to. I will get some shots of them this coming weekend. I dont normally get home from the office until almost midnight and dont think my neighbors would appreciate me firing up the beast at that time lol.

picframer. I understand how that works, maybe its possible it was engineered good and doesn't have a cooling problem at idle. Thats not to say other machines wont have problems I just have not run into any but I will keep my eye on my temps, thanks.
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That is awesome! You should take some night pictures too! I love the lights!
Steve. I closed the4 shop doors and shut the lights off. Something is up with my camera but you get the idea, here they are.
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Andy is correct about the cooling. On top of that, there are other problems with not running your engine at full throttle. Here is an article I posted on my forum several months ago. Hope it helps.

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Those lights look great! Fantastic job!
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F.A.Q. Why should I run my engine at full throttle when it is working?
So whats the difference from a chain saw engine and any other. I am not talking 2 and 4 stroke, your article says not to run chain saws at FT for more than 5-10 seconds.
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