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Post by Finalboss » Fri Sep 25, 2020 5:47 pm

Hi guys whats the consensus for safe water temps on track? Reading the american forums it seems 220 degrees F is the safe max around 105 degrees C in our money whats your thoughts?

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Re: water temps

Post by Vj4sothername » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:07 pm

From my recent trackday at Mallory I was advised 105c is fine, 110c it's fine but time to come in and let it cool off.

Make sure your have all the foam around the radiator as it makes a huge difference to temps.

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Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 6:43 pm

You'll be fine up at 115c too. You'll be hard pressed to get it higher than that unless it's a scorching day, or you have a fault, or you have some bananas mod that messes up airflow.

You may see coolant splatter over the engine bay. Don't worry, it's by design and just venting excess out of the overflow when v hot.

Your R3 PCM will cut the revs anyway if you really overheat it, to protect the engine. So you can push and not really worry.
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Post by warpc0il » Fri Sep 25, 2020 7:38 pm

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If you've got an aftermarket gauge, just be wary if it goes really high (120+) and then drops to below normal.

This is what happens if the engine overheats, then dumps out so much coolant that the temperature sensor is no longer wet.

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Post by Finalboss » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:06 pm

thanks guys! Never knew the r3 had a limp mode, will this come in prior to it causing damage?

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Post by 350matt » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:13 pm

110 sounds rather alarming to me

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Post by qwakers » Fri Sep 25, 2020 8:26 pm

why? its a pressurised system precisely so it can go that high.

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Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:54 pm

Finalboss wrote:
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thanks guys! Never knew the r3 had a limp mode, will this come in prior to it causing damage?
I can't promise of course. But I've pushed it into limp mode through overheat lots of times (deliberately) and touch wood haven't broken it yet.

You'll also encounter limp mode as the first symptoms of fuel starvation too. At that point be smart and come into the pits. Don't do what I did today and then do another hot lap. It didn't end well.

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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Sep 25, 2020 9:58 pm

Oh dear Haydn :(
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Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:00 pm

GreySilver Beast wrote:
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Oh dear Haydn :(
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Post by GreySilver Beast » Fri Sep 25, 2020 10:01 pm

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Post by New Duke » Fri Sep 25, 2020 11:10 pm

Got hit on the way home. Hoping it's repairable as the roof isn't exactly a replaceable panel. Am very annoyed. Will give you a ring next week to catch up :salut:
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