stage II heat issues

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by kmac, Feb 26, 2010.

  1. kmac

    kmac Member

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    has anybody heard issues of heat with the 09 Electra glides after a stage II
    up grade do i need to install an oil cooler?
    thanks:)
     
  2. Chopper

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    So long as you're not going real high compression and it is properly tuned it might even run cooler then stock. Less strain ridding two up plus a custom tune is giving it extra fuel where it's needed for cooling.
     
  3. kmac

    kmac Member

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    thanks chopper
     
  4. fabrozor

    fabrozor Active Member

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    (
    Sorry to polute this thread but i due to my weak english speaking skill, i don't anderstand what "... two up ..." means.
    Can you explain please !? Thank you.
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  5. ghost.england

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    you and a passenger,both seats filled = extra weight...
     
  6. Ole Dawg

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    Smitty, whats your overall opinion on oil coolers? Pro & Con
     
  7. murf

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    Has anyone checked out "oilfiltersusa.com" ? Advertise finned, reusable filters with higher flow. can't find it this minute, but read a article in bike mag about a 9hp oil change using this type filter. Suggests no need to get oil cooler due to the fact the filter is finned and acts like a cooler by itself.
     
  8. murf

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    No argument on the importance of the oil as it's the engine's life blood. Not reccomending you understand, just throwing it out as it "reads" great. After 13 yrs behind the counter of dealership svc. depts. I'm all in for proper maintenance. Shame on he/she who ignores it. The article came with a dyno sheet to "verify" the 9hp claim but no stats on longterm.
     
    Last edited: Feb 27, 2010
  9. iclick

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    I agree, except I feel that all TC engines should be equipped with a cooler. In my experience they do make a big difference in the heat emitted and in reducing oil-temps. BTW, if oil temps are lower in the pan they are also lower in the head, which reduces head temps to some degree. I installed mine in the first winter before experiencing any heat problems, but my '07 SG runs 200° while moving in summer, 180° with ambient temps of 60°, and has never exceeded 230° even in hot-summer traffic. I also routinely run a lean PCV map (14.6 in the cruise range) for better mileage, but also have a map switch to toggle into a richer map when extra cooling is needed. I need to do this maybe a few times per year, so I don't have any heat problems here. The bike also only rarely goes into EITMS (heat-mgt.) mode in traffic, maybe a few times per year, so I know my front-head temp stays <290° the vast majority of the time.
     
  10. Chopper

    Chopper Senior Member

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    The heads are air cooled, not oil cooled, I agree with Smitty.