(a) This cool-down procedure applies to Otto-cycle and diesel engines.
(b) Engines may be soaked at ambient conditions. No substances or fluids may be applied to the engine's internal or external surfaces except for water and air as prescribed in paragraphs (c) and (d) of this section.
(c) For water-cooled engines, two types of cooling are permitted:
(1) Water may be circulated through the engine's water coolant system.
(i) The coolant may be flowed in either direction and at any desired flow rate. The thermostat may be removed or blocked open during the cool-down but must be restored before the exhaust emissions test begins.
(ii) The temperature of the circulated or injected water shall be at least 10 °C (50 °F). In addition, the temperature of the cooling water shall not exceed 30 °C (86 °F) during the last 30 minutes of the cool-down.
(iii) Only water, including the use of a building's standard water supply, or the coolant type that is already in the engine (per § 86.1327-90(e)) is permitted for cool-down purposes.
(2) Flows of air may be directed at the exterior of the engine.
(i) The air shall be directed essentially uniformly over the exterior surface of the engine at any desired flow rate.
(ii) The temperature of the cooling air shall not exceed 86 °F (30 °C) during the last 30 minutes of the cool-down, but may be less than 68 °F (20 °C) at any time.
(d) For air-cooled engines, only cooling as prescribed in paragraph (c)(2) of this section is permitted.
(e) (1) The cold cycle exhaust emission test may begin after a cool-down only when the engine oil and water temperatures are stabilized between 68 °F and 86 °F (20 °C and 30 °C) for a minimum of fifteen minutes.
(i) These temperature measurements are to be made by temperature measurement devices immersed in the sump oil and in the thermostat housing or cylinder head cooling circuit, the sensor parts of which are not in contact with any engine surface.
(ii) The flow of oil and water shall be shut off during this measurement. Air flow, except as necessary to keep the cell temperature between 68 °F and 86 °F (20 °C and 30 °C), shall be shut off. No engine oil change is permitted during the test sequence.
(2) Direct cooling of engine oil through the use of oil coolers or heat exchangers is permitted. The cold cycle emission test may begin only when the requirements in paragraph (e)(1)(ii) are met.
(3) Any other means for the direct cooling of the engine oil must be approved in advance by the Administrator.
(f) (1) The cold cycle exhaust emission test for engines equipped with exhaust aftertreatment devices may begin after a cool-down only when the aftertreatment device is 77 °F ±9 °F (25 °C ±5 °C), in addition to the temperature restrictions in paragraph (e) of this section. For catalysts, this temperature must be measured at the outlet of the catalyst bed.
(2) Exhaust aftertreatment device cool-down may be accomplished in whatever manner and using whatever coolant deemed appropriate by proper engineering judgment. The aftertreatment device, engine, and exhaust piping configurations shall not be separated, altered, or moved in any way during the cool-down.
(g) For engines with auxiliary emission control devices which are temperature dependent, the cold start shall not begin until the temperature readings of the auxiliary emission control devices are stable at 77 °F ±9 °F (25 °C ±5 °C).
(h) At the completion of the cool-down all of the general requirements specified in § 86.1330, the oil temperature specification set forth in paragraph (e) of this section, and the catalyst temperature specifications in paragraph (f) of this section must be met before the cold cycle exhaust emission test may begin.
[62 FR 47131, Sept. 5, 1997]
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