Heat Management questions

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by tim_bigdog, Jul 14, 2009.

  1. tim_bigdog

    tim_bigdog Member

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    When my engine gets to the temperature that the active heat management system kicks in, sometimes it dies when I try to pull away from a stop light (after the heat management has kicked in).

    Lately when it dies, smoke comes out the air filter. Any clues what is going on here? I can't get it into the dealer until Aug 1st.
     
  2. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    I had the same issue. It started on my '09 FLHR while doing a verrrrry long ride in the rain and continued for some time afterward. Eventually it just went away. So, I don't have a diagnosis for you.

    One thing that helps when activating the EITMS is giving the throttle a quick blip to reengage the rear cylinder prior to pulling away from a stop. That seemed to work while I was experiencing the issue.

    Out of curiousity, is the smoke coming out of the filter sort of brownish in color?? Mine was.
     
  3. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    Try giving the throttle a little "blip" right before you anticipate the light turning green so the rear cylinder comes back to life and you're actually pulling away from the stop on both cylinders.
     
  4. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    Good answer. :57:
     
  5. Skratch

    Skratch Active Member

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    That's what I do as well.
     
  6. Dr. Dolittle

    Dr. Dolittle Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    What are the odds of two people typing the same answer and hitting ENTER at the same time?
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    The smoke from the air filter is just incomplete combustion when the engine stalled, it probably kicked back out the open intake valve.
     
  8. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    Great minds think alike...and with the same speed!
     
  9. Bud White

    Bud White Well-Known Member Retired Moderators

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    you deff have to blip the throttle or it trys to stall i learned this first time mine kicked in
     
  10. IR Rick

    IR Rick Active Member

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    I have been bliping the throttle for Years, I was under the empression that's how you clear it form all the extra gas at Idle. and to upset the honda guy behind you