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    Engine cooling

    What would happen if I didn’t install the engine cooling kit?

    Everything I’d be running is stage 1 plus. Minus the cooling.

    Is it really at risk? Doing that job is way out of my league.


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    Ehhhhhh…....

    I would not recommend NOT doing something. The O.E. cooling is fairly restrictive and split between the engine, oil cooler and intercooler, flow is less than ideal to run extended, increased high RPM. If you're only going 1+ you won't burn it up per say but you would very likely start catching overheat alarms in prolonged high speed riding conditions. A stage 1+ on the factory intercooler is going to pick up about 800-900 rpm which will add a significant amount of heat to your motor.

    I would suggest that at minimum you run the oversized strainer in your pump housing.
    The basic cooling upgrade kit is a good start. This takes about an hour and a half to do and is a very cost effective means to ensure longevity.

    Dedicating a line to the supercharger and porting your engine feeds is ideal.


    The pro series cooling set up or equivalent is best.
    Last edited by Wlanderson1985; 05-31-2019 at 01:59 PM. Reason: typo

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    If said kit has a stbd side anode as an inlet - I have (and still do) have great reservations about adding 2nd supply source to the block in which contradict OEM port-to-stbd general flow paths.
    Kits that make the anode port a outlet injunction with an inline thermo and larger exhaust gasket p-ways makes way more sense if your goal is to move more coolant volumes (hence carry more BTUs) in a complementary OEM circulation pattern. Dedicated added lines to the OC & IC are all fine as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dfos88 View Post
    What would happen if I didn’t install the engine cooling kit?

    Everything I’d be running is stage 1 plus. Minus the cooling.

    Is it really at risk? Doing that job is way out of my league.
    What Model Ski do you have ? It’s really a easy mod, at best I would have a shop do it. Can’t be more than a hour or two of labor.

    A lot of the suggested mods offer no proof but why risk it ?

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    You'll never know the difference if you do any cooling mod or not. Guarantee nothing will come of it. It'll ease your mind, but that's it.

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    The worst part about doing this job is getting those damn clips off, that the most time consuming. if you can change the oil in your car/ski, this job should come easy to you...

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