Taping into keel cooler?

Discussion in 'Diesel Engines' started by ted655, Oct 27, 2006.

  1. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    Is it common to tap into the keel cooler to also cool engine and/or transmission oil coolers? If so what seperation of intake/return fittings are needed? Do you intake befor cool coolent enters the engine and return it downstream past the engine hot return?
    Wiuld a seperate circulating pump interfear with the engine pump?
    Thanks.:confused:
     
  2. FAST FRED
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    FAST FRED Senior Member

    To keep with the simplicity and reliability the usual is to keel cool EACH item will get there OWN cooler.

    However if you look at how a boat is cooled with sea water , with a heat exchanger for the tranny , it should be useable for you.

    In other words the engine coolant will use a simple heat exchanger to cool the tranny , and the engine cooling from its keel cooler will just work a bit harder.

    NOT OK if youre doing air cond or hold sized refrigeration , there a seperate keel cooler is needed.

    The water leaving an engine is cool enough to additionally cool a transmission.

    FAST FRED
     
  3. ted655
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    ted655 Senior Member

    Thanks. I forgot but yoi are right. I meant using the engine coolent to circulate through "heat exchangers" for the auxillary units.
     
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