Worm gear temperature

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s147881
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Worm gear temperature

Post by s147881 » July 28th, 2018, 10:38 am

I drove my Expess truck 11 miles at 50 mph and when I got home I used my thermal imaging gun to read temperatures. Two things I was concerned about was the worm drive rear bearing and engine sleeves.

The worm drive front bearing as measured on the case was 159 degrees. The rear bearing was 180 degrees. First the difference the two of 21 degrees and is 180 to hot?

Second the engine temp on cylinder sleeve was 239 after engine was shut off. Still had water in it and it was not boiling over.

Any one every take these temps right after stopping after long drive? Do these seam excessive?

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Re: Worm gear temperature

Post by birdacre » July 28th, 2018, 3:26 pm

do you have an overdrive, i find that 35 to occassional 40 is my limit. i have the high speed rear end. i am going to put in a warford so i can go 50ish.

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Re: Worm gear temperature

Post by KimVanOrder » July 28th, 2018, 3:39 pm

Seems ok to me. Boiling is 212 Deg. Your not even close to that. 180 for a bearing is nothing. As far as engine temp. Seams all is working fine. Cooling system is doing its job. Drive on!!! :D
KVO
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Re: Worm gear temperature

Post by s147881 » July 29th, 2018, 5:21 am

I do have Warford. I think I will drive it some more - then change rear end oil/ grease

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Re: Worm gear temperature

Post by KimVanOrder » July 29th, 2018, 3:18 pm

Good idea!! Clean and fresh is all ways best.. Be sure to get the correct stuff.
KVO
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