Originally Posted by JRWooden
Sorry to not be clear!
IMHO a non-shunt type R/R (that did not run the stator flat out all the time) would reduce heating in the stator and thus reduce (eliminate?) stator failures.
I was mostly trying to just respond to VTBob with regards to why the OEM design is failing prematurely ....
If I had the technical know how, that's where I'd start.. Someone posted a link to an RR sold on Amazon.com An enterprising inmate could figure out a a plug and play kit to replace the stock RR and see if that runs the stator cooler.