A Set of fans that does a great job of dropping your engine’s temperature
I’M SURE YOU’VE SEEN THE AD IN THIS MAGAZINE FOR A product called Love Jugs. On its web site, the company promises that its two-fan device will drop the engine temperature of a Harley-Davidson by 100 F in four minutes. Well, since the Love Jugs crew and I were going to be in Da;,tona for Bike Week, we figured it was a good time to put their claim to the test.
When I got to the Love Jugs booth at about noon, it was 80 F out, and the test bike had already been idling for a few hours. I checked the temp of the bike’s chassis and the pavement under it. They were about 100 F which told me everything was well heat-soaked, just as they would be on a hot summer day. After shutting off the Love Jugs fans, we set a temperature gun on a tripod and aimed it at a point on the rear cylinder head right next to the spark plug. After waiting until the head was 400 F – way hotter than you should allow your engine to get – I turned on the fans and started the clock.
After four minutes, I took my reading: the cylinder head temp had dropped 70 F! Though not the claimed 100 F, I would have been amazed if it reached that goal since we let the cylinder head get much hotter than normal. Bottom line: I was impressedl Love Jugs definitely work well. AIM