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Dave Johnston

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Posted on Wednesday, February 23, 2005 - 10:53 pm:   

As with WW II fighters...the debate of water cooled vs air cooled goes on. Water cooled engines have a greater operating range, they can take HOT and COLD better, but if you lose the water, you are hosed. (pun intended). Air cooled are more temperature sensitive, but when they run, they run and you do not have to worry about over heating. The Question I Ask, which never seems to get covered, is how long can a water cooled engine run WITHOUT the water if the radiator system fails?. I think some of the small water cooled engines are water cooled only because it makes them run quieter.