Optimal Engine Temp

Discussion in '2-Stroke Engines' started by slaquers, May 13, 2010.

  1. slaquers

    slaquers Member

    Earlier my engine hit 227 degrees F how do I fix this? Or is that ok that was fully warmed up this engine is brand new.

  2. Fabian

    Fabian Well-Known Member

    You fix excessive engine temperatures by running the correct jetting!

  3. slaquers

    slaquers Member

    Well this is a brand new carb and motor NEW STYLE NT 66cc carb Skyhawk GT5...seems tuned right but WHAT is the temperature supposed to be at? It runs at like 170-220 degrees fahrenheit aftebout 10 mins warm up and some revs/load.

    Help please I don't want to blow it up.
  4. 210061741

    210061741 Guest

    Seems about right to me.

    Taco allways said ours ran at 300 to 350 degres.

    If it is so hot the engine is bogging down and the paint is smoking then you have issues.

    Like an air leak.

    Sounds like your engine is fine to me.
  5. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    230F to 250F
    You're in the ballpark.
  6. These engines like it hot. They do run better when moving down the road with air passing threw the fins then if you just sit there idleing.
  7. professor

    professor Active Member

    Slaquers, you actually have a cool running engine. By the way where were you reading the temp?
    My aircooled VW runs with an oil temp at 180 to around 200 (depending on ambient air temp / running load) and cylinder temp much higher than that- am told 350 is the upper limit for head temps.
  8. Hajuu

    Hajuu Member

    Haha yeah, I read 220 and being from australia, assumed Celsius... lol.

    220F is fine.
  9. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    Your VW also has a cooling fan, that runs continuously when the engine is running.
  10. slaquers

    slaquers Member

    Alright thanks guys! Now on to braking!! lol holes in my shoes :p
  11. Al.Fisherman

    Al.Fisherman Active Member

    I think that I solved your problem of brakes on a Cruiser, if that isn't what you are looking for advise.
  12. Toss out your dust cap and your sprocket will fit your coaster brake hub,mount up against the spokes.

    Buy a $10 side pull caliper front brake.
  13. slaquers

    slaquers Member

    omg thanks for telling me that!! I could not get it to fit no matter what!