Gladiator & Centurion Series
Liquid cooled cylinders offer a substantial improvement over air cooled cylinders in power output and wear characteristics.
Air cooled engines are usually run rich during take off and climb, it is not unusual to run some air cooled engines at BSFC’s of .65 and even more if turbocharged. Liquid cooled engines can be run at best power without the need to cool the engine with fuel. By running liquid cooled cylinders we can close up the tolerances and thereby reducing blow-by gases and harmful emissions, at the same time realizing higher output due to better detonation margin.
Advantages of liquid cooling:
- Increased power output
- Lightweight design
- No airflow cooling difficulties
- Uniform cooling, no shock loading
- Reduced oil consumption
- Lower emissions
- Lower fuel consumption
- Increase in detonation margin
- Better and lower wear
- Longer Service life