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Would ceramic coating of my internal parts help stop my engine from overheating? I am frequently stuck in heavy traffic, so I was looking at ways to help.
Has anyone tried doing this yet, and what were the results? http://www.performancecoatings.com/enginecoatings.html
 

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I don't mean to rain on the parade but as nice as that work is I don't think it will have any significant effect on engine overheating in heavy traffic. Best to find a different route or time. If that can't be done you might be better off shutting off the engine if you are really stuck.
 

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Mac900 said:
I don't mean to rain on the parade but as nice as that work is I don't think it will have any significant effect on engine overheating in heavy traffic. Best to find a different route or time. If that can't be done you might be better off shutting off the engine if you are really stuck.
Thanks, that's exactly what I needed to know.
 

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these coatings are for "specific" heat rather than general heat. your situation is general heat shedding and a larger oil cooler is the solution.

what bike do you have?

internal coatings are good for dispersing heat on surfaces, such as the piston dome. it dosn't help the engine shed heat better and still relies on the cooling mechanism for that (fins, oil cooler, etc)

dirty oil can make your engine run hotter by 5-10 deg as well.

but i wouldn't worry about it unless your engine light is saying "HI" (for later models) or the engine temp is consistently reading above 325-350.

Motor oil vaporizes at around 400, so you have a good margin for spikes (but still isn't good for it.)

consider a larger oil cooler.
 
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