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EA-81 in trike, not cooling like it should
Posted 17 July 2004 - 03:32 PM
Trike withOUT body http://www.cyberonic...itchie/FIN2.jpg
Having trouble keeping temp below 220 degrees.
Any ideas ???
Posted 17 July 2004 - 03:43 PM
Sweet ride by the way, well done.
Posted 17 July 2004 - 03:53 PM
Posted 17 July 2004 - 07:27 PM
might be as simple as adding an inch of space where the radiator is mounted, or making a scoup to direct air flow.
or oil coolers are cool , and you could stick one right in the air flow, they make a huge difference.
looks like fun
Posted 17 July 2004 - 10:23 PM
Posted 18 July 2004 - 09:59 PM
Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:08 PM
ok guy i got a ? for ya and it might sound dumb but hear me out cause ive seen plenty of people do it ok? 1st off compared to a car ur engine and radiator r backwards, so technically ur fan is pushing against the airflow coming thru the radiator,back into itself, i guarantee u if this is the case and u reverse ur fan wires it will run cooler hope this helps and if it does let me know. thnx bb
The fan IS running "backwards" also ( it "sucks"air thru the radiator)
So far, I need tobget better airflow and look at distance fan is from rad.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 01:26 PM
I'm kinda wondering if you couldn't just louvre the black piece that appears to lay across the "engine bay". In the pic, it looks like and inlaid piece, perhaps with hinges? Might try putting some louvers in that and if you STILL can't keep it cool, the perhaps some sort of airbox rig inside there to help direct air to the radiator, assuming sufficient inside clearance for such a beast.
Posted 19 July 2004 - 02:00 PM
Here are a couple pics that MAY help you get an idea of "limited" air flow
I wish I could have seen more of a front view of your trike to get a idea of how the airflow will get into the radiator, both with the body on and off. It looks like the front of the radiator may not be receiving near enough airflow to cool it.
OR look at the whole page
Posted 09 January 2006 - 01:59 PM
Coolant Never use something with an insulating thing in it. Hard Water. I'm talking about calcium.
Radiator Use as big as the factory used or bigger.
Fan Follow what the factory did. When there is no fan surround high temps will result. Never change direction with out testing.
Thermostat Whenever the thermostat is removed a very differant heat load will be put on the system.
Wheel Don't try to reinvent the wheel!
Posted 09 January 2006 - 04:32 PM
Posted 10 January 2006 - 06:03 AM
Just my .02....
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