Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Baltimore, Maryland, USA
Model: 1500SE 50th Anniversary Edition
I am just now seeing this thread so I am a couple days late to the party.
But allow me to kick this dying horse once more;
So obviously there are several factors that play a vital role in all this.
Not the least of which is ambient temp.
But in a side-by-side comparison, all other factors being equal such as off-the-floor-factory original, no aftermarket do-dads...
Ambien temp of lets say 80-90 degrees F, at a set run speed of 3000rpm, either level or on the side stand, WITHOUT added air flow from aux shop fans...which would seize up first?
An air cooled or a water cooled?