Anyone own an 83 v45 mag can you take a pic of the clutch slave cylinder in the book it says there's a insulator but mine never had one on it and I would like to see if anyone has it on thiers
Anyone own an 83 v45 mag can you take a pic of the clutch slave cylinder in the...
It's called an insulator because it keeps the engine from overheating the fluid in the slave cylinder.
I doubt that. Brake fluid boils at a way higher temp than the engine will produce in that area. I think it's just a spacer so that they could adapt the slave to multiple models
Honda calls it an insulator not a spacer. Just sayin'
You might call a dog bone engine mount an insulator too. Has nothing to do with heat.
The wet boiling point of DOT 3 fluid is 284 degrees F. Oil in an engine can run hotter than the coolant, and on a hot day it can run damn hot, especially if running hard. I wouldn't call 284F "way higher", though it is higher than oil normally gets.
I should have worded my reply better, though. It would have been better to say that it reduces transference of engine heat to the slave cytlinder. I think heat reduction was a consideration.
Please note that 284 is the minimum wet boiling point, in a properly maintained system the boiling point is likely to be closer to 350 or up to/over 400 with new fluid. Especially since the fluid immediately inside the slave has the least chance to absorb moisture after the system is filled.
Yes, but might not the designers have been using minimum spec. as a benchmark?
Well they overlooked a bunch of other issues along the way so yeah why not?
From another honda Magna page