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    Question GIO question

    if someone thinks they have a GIO issue. what is the best way to correct it?
    besides changing the oil after every ride?
    and doing a leak down test to see if the rings are bad......
    what else could be causing it?
    the oil cooling upgrade working to well?
    where the oil is not getting warm enough?


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    Good luck with this Gordon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gordon lasiter #328 View Post
    if someone thinks they have a GIO issue. what is the best way to correct it?
    besides changing the oil after every ride?
    and doing a leak down test to see if the rings are bad......
    what else could be causing it?
    the oil cooling upgrade working to well?
    where the oil is not getting warm enough?
    Get an infrared temperature gauge and measure your oil temperature at the oil filter after a typical ride. Oil temperature is crucial in trying to manage GIO issues, especially with the aftermarket cooling kits out there. Oil temp should never read below 200F degrees otherwise fuel contaminants will not vaporize.

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    Desperado,
    Is there a specific type/model we need to look for, specific for our application? I don't know anything about these. I just googled it and it looks like you can find 'em for 50-60 bucks. Do we need something better than that?

    Gary

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    Is there an external oil line we could tap into to read the temp of the oil with a gauge???

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    i have a infrared temp. gauge that i used on my r/c truck to check engine tempature. if that is the same thing. it would help. but, it would tell you the temp of the oil filter, not a totally accurate way to get oil temp.
    but, there should be a dummy oil temp thermostat for the ecu. if you could replace that with a mechanical temp. gauge

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    I know of one sure way to get rid of the GIO issue, and that is to get rid of the R&D cooling kit.

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    Or install a shut off vavle. So you only want to cool it during the hit summer riding days.

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    i would not say the the cooling kit needs to be removed. if i can solve this issue by controlling the water that goes into the oil cooler. it would mean that cooling kit works very very well. and we as people who modded our boats, need to be aware of the water temp that we ride in and adjust the water flow accordingly. i am putting in a ball valve today and will test it tomorrow. i will also be getting the oil temp. with a infared temp gauge to see where the temp is. according to desperado you want your temp. above 200f. but, how far above that is a safe temp for the oil? i do not want to bake my oil.

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    I had the engine and oil cooling supplies shut-off with ball valves and I still pulled almost 4 quarts of oil (and gas) out of her when I pulled her out for the winter...

    I honestly think the thermostat needs to be in the ski and that's what I've done to start this year.

    Oh, and I will also know what temp she's running due to a gauge also.

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