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Has anyone ever considered making their wing an OIL COOLED wing instead of coolant/antifreeze? Would/Could it be possible? Didn't the 76 come Oil Cooled?
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NO oil cooler on the 76's that I know of. I have seen people that have added an oil cooler the the oil set up. But to use oil to cool the engine??? I think water is a better heat dissipater ..I could be wrong but it just seems oil holds heat longer than water
 

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An oil cooler would be a nice addition but you could not replace the coolant with oil.
 

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True. You would have to remove the radiator, and add an oil cooler unit, like on the 1300 Suzukis.
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Water ismuch better as a coolant than oil.

Its specific heat (amount of energy it can hold) is 3 times that of oil.



Also, the more water/less anti-freeze you use, the better its cooling properties.
The ability of water over anti-freeze to hold heat is 2 to1.
 

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Bike...and Dennis wrote:
William_86 wrote:
The question is Why?
Yeah. Why?
I don't presume to actually know anything...but, where I worked in Colorado, they bought some CNC Machine Tools (Milling) with special oil coolant systems for the machining (cutters & work pieces). It needed its own 'chiller' system.

I believe the big advantage was reduced risk of the usual contaminants like bacteria & fungii, but it turned out to be rather expensive, had unique issues for disposal per USEPA regulations, and as mentioned, oil is not a competitively efficient cooling medium. :waving:
 

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David, Someone on the forum is usings this Evans stuff. It contains NO WATER and very low pressure. http://www.evanscooling.com/html/home1.htm
I don't know how the oil would effect your radiator hoses and other seals.
Memory is a fleeting, fickle thing these days, but I would hazard a WAG that it is either Cyote61 or Hobie1 that uses that magical miracle juice and they swear by it! :waving:
 

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:waving:A water cooled motorcycle engine runs cooler and will last longer than an air cooled engine.
 

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83GoldWinger wrote:
:waving:A water cooled motorcycle engine runs cooler and will last longer than an air cooled engine.
My air cooled 30 year old two stroke has 200,000 miles on it and it pulls a sidecar..
 

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you can install an oil cooler to your wing, Randakk sell the addapter, you only need to buy the cooler.. it is not needed on our wings anyway, only used for modified engines. it does not replace the water, it is meant to cool the oil, not the engine so you will have to keep the water.
 

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the only way i would add an oil cooler is if i were living in arizona, texas some of the hotter states or if i pulled a trailer all the time heck if anything figure out a way to install a larger capacity radiator especially if you drive in town alot
 

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i have a friend who installed a secondary radiator on his 85 aspy, he reports that the ride around town (which is all he does) is cooler than before, i cant remember how many bars he usually runs at but he mounted it right in front of the stock.
 

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I put a Lockhart oil cooler on my 1100 when I lived in Az. They sold a DIY kit for them in the 80's. jimsjinx
 

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jimsjinx wrote:
I put a Lockhart oil cooler on my 1100 when I lived in Az. They sold a DIY kit for them in the 80's. jimsjinx
I had a 4 cylinder Honda van that came with an oil cooler that screwed into the oil filter receiver and the filter in turn screwed on top of the cooler. Jacket water was plumbed to the oil cooler in this case, not air.



Google this and you might pick up one from parts or Ebay. It probably will fit.




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i dont think oil is better than water if even possible to do ,but my son works at a autopart store and he told me that there is this racing radiator fluid that is better than normal fluid said that the bike runs cooler.
 

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i dont think oil is better than water if even possible to do ,but my son works at a autopart store and he told me that there is this racing radiator fluid that is better than normal fluid said that the bike runs cooler.
The racing product I am familiar with is call Water Wetter. Add about a pint to the radiator. Does not do much to prevent freezing. Most racing on ashpalt and concrete tracks do not allow the use ofantifreeze. If antifreeze gets on the track, it is difficult to negotiate through and clean up.
 
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