Friday, May 09, 2008

Header tank

Header tankYellow is not the only colour paint I've been slapping on.

Here blue denotes fresh water, though not necessarily potable water.

This is the header tank for the main engine cooling system, along with it's associated pipework.

Fresh water is run through the engine, as opposed to salt water, so as to minimise the effects of corrosion inside the engine cooling system.

7 comments:

  1. A good jod you are not colour blind Tim

    Regards ; Andrew

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  2. I mean job not jod , maybe I am dyslexic !!!

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  3. Ha ha - true.

    I didn't think of that.

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  4. Anonymous3:02 PM

    Curious - in this big marine diesel, do you not use anti-freeze in the coolant?

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  5. Anti-freeze - in England?

    Seriously though, I presume there is some in there.

    Before next winter I'll give it some more attention though.

    Thanks

    Tim

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  6. Anonymous12:04 PM

    Tim

    If you don't need anti freeze you should at least put the additive's in the header tank for protection of the internal parts.

    Bill Kelleher

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  7. Good point Bill.

    I'll look into that - I have no clue as to what should go in there at the moment.

    Cheers

    Tim

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