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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 07-13-2015, 06:31 PM Thread Starter
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First of all, please let me state that my search feature hasn't worked since getting my Samsung tablet so I can't look up anything. With that said, I put a set of Hush mufflers on from Hotvic and a new timing gear with a new chip for the fuel as well as an air filter. Now the question:: it seems that the heat at the back of the engine is incredible. Now it could be that it's because it's 90 plus degrees, but still the rubber inserts on my passenger pugs are coming unglued. Is there a way to cool down this engine? I know I could takeoff the cat converter, but I don't want to loose the torque.

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Do aftermarket pipes such as RPW, Hacker for steel frames have cats in them?

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The "chip" you speak of I and guessing is the factory ECM flash for stage 1. You probably need a tuner with the mods mentioned. Try unplugging the O2 sensors to see if that helps any.

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Yes the 02 sensors are unplugged.

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Get a fuel contoller. You are almost certainly running way too lean...

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Get a fuel contoller. You are almost certainly running way too lean...
This. And do it quickly. If you're running that lean you risk damaging the engine from the excess heat.

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your shit is running hot because it is super lean. get it tuned, get it tuned now and don't hammer the shit out of it until you do.

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Yep. At the very least get a Dobeck style tuner and if you plan on cams at a later date; get a PC-V. I like the Auto Tune module you can get as well so it tunes as you go. You can get both for around $600.

These are air cooled engines so they will be hot on hot days. I imagine the humidity plays into it too. Tuned correctly it can be reduced down to a tolerable level.

Are you feeling it on your inner and back of your thighs or is the seat getting hot to your butt? If the seat is getting hot you can put some heat insulation under the seat. Auto parts stores sells the stuff with adhesive on one side so you can stick it to the underside of your seat.
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Bbob would your heat shield work in this case?

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