John in CR wrote:AW,
I hope I can count on you for the needed test info pervasively lacking, which is with and without oil no-load current and no-load speed. It will be important for determining optimum fill levels. I think the warmish covers is good in your test so far, but that's as long as much of the heat isn't new.
That's part of what I was going to start doing last night, but all the little issues ate up my time and I didn't get teh chance. So these will be done next chance I get to work on this project, when I have the sealant for the axle and the temperature sensor to install.
I can say that no load current appeared normal, from what I can remember of previous testing, but I need actual numbers at specific speeds to be sure, and to see any small differences that come up, which will affect efficiency (and thus heat).