A lttke too hot

stagman

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My 01 ST is giving off way more heat than usual. I've put in a new rad cap and thermostat, and checked the entire cooling system. Everything is operational and the gauge is always near the cool end.
The only other factor I can think of is the oil I'm using. I've read here that many are using Rotella T5, so I put it in instead of the usual Motul.
Thoughts?
 

stagman

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That should have read : little.
Sorry ,new at this.
 

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I stand to be informed otherwise, but I've never heard of any brand of oil causing overheating problems.
 

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My 01 ST is giving off way more heat than usual. I've put in a new rad cap and thermostat, and checked the entire cooling system. Everything is operational and the gauge is always near the cool end.
The only other factor I can think of is the oil I'm using. I've read here that many are using Rotella T5, so I put it in instead of the usual Motul.
Thoughts?
Try using a infrared temp gauge to see crankcase temp.
Dip for oil temperature using a temp sensor.
Maybe your oil has reacted with some crap petrol.
Or the motul and Rotella are not compatible.
Ask the Oil Reps.
We are not oil reps.
 

brooke

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Didn’t know T 5 was being used in motorcycles , lots of T6 in use . Still should not cause heat issues ..
 

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I, too, have never heard of an over heating issue caused by an oil brand.
 

Ben Anderson

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I would not suspect the oil, as long as its not 90 weight or some other abnormal viscosity. I run Rotella in all my bikes and have never had any sort of heating issue associated with oil.
 
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