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I just got My new MV, I noticed that the Temp is always High specially at a red light it gets up to 102C and after a day ride it spills some coolant when parked, I told the dealer and the only advice was to stay way from slow traffic and try to keep on moving.. Is this normal?? please tell me.
-- Khalid (email@example.com), August 25, 2000
Yes,my mv does the same,even with two radiators.There is a little one under the normal big one on my bike.But on highways the temperature is going down at about 75-85 celsius.It is not overheated but it goes quick up.I don't no if it is a problem in future. Greetings, Ben
-- Ben (firstname.lastname@example.org), August 25, 2000.
About overheating, some time ago I followed a thread on the US- centric Ducati list and they were talking about a product called Water Wetter that you add to your coolant. Apparently it speeds up the transfer of heat from engine to coolant, and then from coolant to radiator. Some were saying it dropped the temp 5-10 degrees.
I don't even know if this is a good thing because I don't (yet) know the optimum running temp for the bike.
-- Shayne Smith (email@example.com), September 01, 2000.
> I don't even know if this is a good thing because I don't (yet) know the optimum running temp for the bike.
It should not be possible to over cool a liquid cooled engine. The preferred temperature is normally set by a thermostatic valve that opens to the radiator once the engine coolant inside the block exceeds a predetermine temperature, presumably a temperature that the factory considers optimum operating temperature for the engine. Any variation from that temperature is up, and then only if the radiator is not capable of keeping up. If the valve becomes stuck open the engine may never warm adequately.
-- Michael Manning (firstname.lastname@example.org), September 17, 2000.