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Same old overheating problem, solved ??

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#1 dritchie


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Posted 30 August 2009 - 08:15 PM

As some of you may remember, I have an EA-81 in my Rupp Trike.
( http://www.cyberonic...e/s_r_pics.html )

It has been "overheating" since it was built, in about 2002.
I finely had a guy who kind of knows what he is doing, pull it
apart because I thought I had a blown head gasket.
He "maybe" charged me more then I should have paid, but now
it seems to be running great.
I finely had a real mechanic tear down the engine and discovered
what we think is the reason for the overheating.
Seems as though one head was "warped" just .015.
head machined and new head gaskets, it now
has run for over an hour and just gets to 180. Seems as though air
in the coolant was causing a blockage, and thus overheating.

IS this a "common problem, or did we fix something else with realizing it ??

Thank for any input


#2 monstaru


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Posted 01 September 2009 - 08:09 PM

i do know one thing.ea81's are usually damn bullet proof after they are treated properly.good job.she'll go far now!cheers, brian

#3 dritchie


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Posted 02 September 2009 - 07:39 AM

That's why I used an EA-81 in the first place :grin:
I am surprised that no one else has commented ??


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