2011 Electra Glide engine heat

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by eagle1966, May 20, 2011.

  1. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Member

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    just got EG about 2 weeks ago, noticing that the engine seems to be putting off more heat than my 02 softail any thoughts
     
  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Yep. Bigger engine.

    If you have not done anything to it yet, it is OEM EPA lean. You will need to add some fuel to reduce the AFR some. If you are gonna do Stage 1 soon, you can add fuel then. If you are gonna wait on Stage 1, you should add fuel sooner. Check out fuelers or tuners. Depends on how much you want to do to the engine which direction you take.

    A FULL synthetic engine oil will reduce heat a bit. And if you are running your lower fairings, you might consider removing them in the Summer months. Makes a big difference.

    TQ
     
  3. Mevman

    Mevman New Member

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    And you have a catalytic convertor just behind your right foot that gets very hot and emits lots of heat.
    I switched to V&H header pipes on my EGL
     
  4. glazier

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    You're gonna have nothing but trouble with that bike. I think you should give it to me. :D
    (just trying to be helpful here)
    :p
     
  5. recharge

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    Just bought new EGL also and just waiting to pick up. My question is will a TFI take care of the fuel problem or will need something Else. Do I need to break in the engine first, just trying to read and learn and eventually do a stage 1.
     
  6. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The TFI will take care of your lean fueling problem and will grow with further additions too.The addition of the stage 1 air cleaner and some slip ons will further enhance the running too.

    As far as the break in, use this method of the 30-60-30 here...

    Engine Break In For New Motors - Harley Davidson Community
     
  7. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    I dealt with this on my 08 EGC for three years. Tried Xied's and the TFI, both made the bike run richer but didn't really seem to lessen heat. It took a full stage 1 kit to really make it noticeable. Prior to Stage 1, my bike would go into heat management at almost every stop light when riding in the summer, remember I live in Central florida. After installing the Stage 1, my bike hasn't went into heat management at all, despite getting stuck in traffic while in Sarasota in 95* heat. I can attest, the Stage 1 definately cooled it off.

    I do run full synthetic (much better engine protection at high temps) and change every 5k. Will probably install an oil cooler this year also.

    Enjoy your ride.
     
  8. Billbo

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    YOU are soooooo thoughtful!!:):)

    Bill
     
  9. eagle1966

    eagle1966 Member

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    ok not really up on all the abbrevations socall me dense but what is
    TFI?
    AFR?
    adding fuel?
     
  10. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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