Basic specs are open to everyone and include images, displacement, dimensions and weight, essential bolt tightening torques, the characteristics of the engine like its power and torque.
Essential bolt tightening torques are the main bearing cap bolt torque, the connecting rod cap bolt torque and the cylinder head bolt torques.
Initial basic steps.
Paying attention to the condition of fan shrouds and the fan position in relation to the shrouds will solve many overheating problems.
The images on your right are out of my very old Detroit Diesel Training manual. Still, principles are principles; 2+2 will always equal 4.
It is very important not to have gaps between the fan shroud and the radiator. The shroud must completely seal off the radiator so that all the air goes through both the radiator and the shroud mouth. Any gaps whatever may cause overheating problems.
Attention to these points have helped me solve many heating problems in the past, and if you want you can download the whole excerpt, which we've put into a pdf document.
Just click on one of the images to get it.
Hey you! Come fix your engine - it's boiling!
The customer complained bitterly 'You did my engine. We stored it for a couple of months until we needed it -
Now we put it in and it's overheating! -
Come fix your engine!
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