so if my uphill commute gets a vented 9C up to 130C regularly, would it be a good candidate for oil cooling?
i picked up some auto/marine sealant and dextron III, but am just wondering if the oil can handle that heat, or if it's better to stay vented...
keeping the motor at 80C sounds nice, but it's not gonna happen!
i'm thinking 150C is the absolute limit, for the halls, varnish etc. i have the sense that the oil will take the motor much longer to heat up, but eventually it will get hot, and probably stay hot.
andynogo wrote:I rode it to work today, which is 22km. The hottest it got was around 90 celcius. It was very interesting to see the temperature on the windings go up by a degree or two a second whilst accelerating from standstill, then drop almost as fast once up to speed and on WOT. Most of the time it was running at 75 celcius.
andynogo, could you get it hotter than 90C, doing rigorous uphill trail stuff? how would it react? what do you consider the absolute limit?