Author Topic: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?  (Read 1952 times)

Offline youngprodigys

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hiya guys- how hot does your rocker cover get after say, 10minutes on. no thrashing just a puttle up the bypass at 50/60mph.

its been so long since i drive my G that i cant remember. my rocker cover is scalding after 10minutes. i have an oil cooler fitted amd the oil pressure is good.

is it worth fitting a breather to the rocker cover?

Offline AlexG40

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 02:23:45 pm »
They get pretty hot tbh. I wouldn't want to lick it put it that way.

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 02:57:00 pm »
i know they get hot - i just dont know how hot - if i have a problem i kinda wana sort it lol.

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 06:06:40 pm »
Will probably be at least 70'C mate

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 09:45:04 pm »
Burnt my arm on mine yesterday.

Then again after my piston melted and that was ridiculously hot!

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 10:43:02 pm »
pretty hot then, wonder if theres any way to cool it down a bit? hmmmm might weld some fins to my spare that ive got for my 1W turbo

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #6 on: May 22, 2011, 11:05:45 pm »
Well i thought about this and the only thing i can think of is that if your running a charger with the boost mod, you can get a pipe to fit from the throttle body to the rocker cover so its always putting air through.

Or you could fit a different rocker cover and have a breather going off it to let some heat escape.

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 07:29:16 pm »
i welded that up! il just live with it i reckon, i have a spare rocker so i may experiment i dunno yet

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 08:55:24 pm »
I seem to remeber a very rare rocker on a g60 that had lots of fins on it to act as a heat sinc was in a past issue of pvw I'll dig it out later if you want ?

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 10:14:28 pm »
its on kennys rallye, the proper mint black one with crackle black engine bay iirc. i know which you mean and that is exactly what im thinking.

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 10:25:17 pm »
thought i remembered it from some where. looked realy nice you could proably re-create something like that especialy if your handy with a tig welder

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Re: Rocker covers quite hot after a 6/7minute trip, this normal?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 10:39:30 pm »
anyone got a shot of that?