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Old 04-25-2012, 07:10 PM   #145
ebrabaek OP
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Location: Grand Valley, Colorado
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Originally Posted by tofire409 View Post
I have been following this and the stator threads and I'm try to understand something.

What actually fails in/with the stator?

I have seen the pictures of the blackened stator... so is it an insulation failure that leads to wire conductor failure?
Yes.... When the insulation weakens over time... The insulation effects shrinks to the point it short's out killing the stator.

Would using a high heat epoxy as the insulator work in preventing the burning (failure) of the stator?
Perhaps... but wire quality is an issue as well.

My GS still has 2.5 years of warranty left, but I'm hoping that either a recall or a good/reliable aftermarket workaround happens.

Thanks to all of you that are testing for the rest of us

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