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    Open loop and Ride plate...

    Hey guys I do all my riding in salt water and was considering doing the open loop system and going with a riva plate as I'm chasing a couple of mph! A few questions... How does the engine hold up to salt water even with the anode? What sort if improvement if any will I see? Alternatively do I just mod my stand plate?


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    Ran for years and no problem ....

    Flushed with salt away ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHER View Post
    Ran for years and no problem ....

    Flushed with salt away ...
    How you use the salt away?

    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by tocullo View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by SLASHER View Post
    Ran for years and no problem ....

    Flushed with salt away ...
    How you use the salt away?

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    Here you go; http://www.saltawayproducts.com/KitPage.htm

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    Thanks slasher! Any idea if I will benefit speed wise from these mods?

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    You should see gains

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    How about a Speedfreeks mod to your factory closed loop plate? No cooling drama and not drama fitting the plate back on. I've read that Rivas don't fit very well without bitching them in there.
    I believe the riva open plate is barely any faster at all than the Speedfreeks (?) - not worth altering the cooling system and introducing all that salt.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blkturbo! View Post
    How about a Speedfreeks mod to your factory closed loop plate? No cooling drama and not drama fitting the plate back on. I've read that Rivas don't fit very well without bitching them in there.
    I believe the riva open plate is barely any faster at all than the Speedfreeks (?) - not worth altering the cooling system and introducing all that salt.
    I believe some change to open loop as very high RPM, 9K+ stress the cooling system by causing high water pressure. This in turn ends up causing head gasket failure. Not sure if I'm out to lunch on this or not but I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in. Like to have more info....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Rider View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by blkturbo! View Post
    How about a Speedfreeks mod to your factory closed loop plate? No cooling drama and not drama fitting the plate back on. I've read that Rivas don't fit very well without bitching them in there.
    I believe the riva open plate is barely any faster at all than the Speedfreeks (?) - not worth altering the cooling system and introducing all that salt.
    I believe some change to open loop as very high RPM, 9K+ stress the cooling system by causing high water pressure. This in turn ends up causing head gasket failure. Not sure if I'm out to lunch on this or not but I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in. Like to have more info....
    Above 8700 is to much for stock cooling imo. Even with my 160 open loop I see the temps rise to mid 170s when im 8700 and up. I watch my temps and it's like clockwork.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Glade Rider View Post
    I believe some change to open loop as very high RPM, 9K+ stress the cooling system by causing high water pressure. This in turn ends up causing head gasket failure. Not sure if I'm out to lunch on this or not but I'm sure someone with more experience will chime in. Like to have more info....
    It depends on whether or not you route it correctly (sizes and layout). A poorly done open loop setup will result in much higher than desired cooling pressure.

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