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Old 06-27-2010, 06:42 PM   #1
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engine coolant

im going to use engine ice.. but i have 5,400 miles should that have burned up the engine coolant that fast?
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I'm not sure what your trying to say/ask.
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Old 06-28-2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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I'm not sure what your trying to say/ask.
i have an 08 cbr 1000. the coolant resevoir is located under the seat right between the swingarm. 3 weeks ago i noticed the coolant level dropped down, and yesterday i looked again and it was gone. as in almost empty.
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That's abnormal there should be almost no coolant loss
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That's abnormal there should be almost no coolant loss
+1... Is it leaking??
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I would check the level by opening the radiator cap.
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shouldn't lose much at all. check the housing for the thermostat. thats where mine was leaking. easy fix gasket just went bad...
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i didnt check the radiator, will do soon as it stops raining. my bike reached 227 degrees yesterday, fans were blowing too. i didnt see a leak, but maybe it has all leaked out already... possibly? either way im going to add more coolant and engine ice will do the trick. do i need to flush the whole system?
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i didnt check the radiator, will do soon as it stops raining. my bike reached 227 degrees yesterday, fans were blowing too. i didnt see a leak, but maybe it has all leaked out already... possibly? either way im going to add more coolant and engine ice will do the trick. do i need to flush the whole system?
Never mix old and new coolants. Always flush the system when adding or changing coolant. I think you can add water in the mean time if you absolutely need to ride the bike.
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i didnt check the radiator, will do soon as it stops raining. my bike reached 227 degrees yesterday, fans were blowing too. i didnt see a leak, but maybe it has all leaked out already... possibly? either way im going to add more coolant and engine ice will do the trick. do i need to flush the whole system?
Your trying to cool you bike from running abnormal tempatures by switching coolant? When it is more likely low on coolant?
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Your trying to cool you bike from running abnormal tempatures by switching coolant? When it is more likely low on coolant?
yes and no... i heard good things about engine ice thats why i want to try it out, and my bike currently has whatever honda put in it. and no im not going anywhere in this weather atleast not on my bike.
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It would seem that you have a leak. If it's not leaking on the ground it does not mean your good to go. I would also check the oil. You need to also check that the cap is holding pressure. If it isnt you could be boiling off the coolant. You should be able to smell it though if this is the case. You need to pop the cap on the rad. itself for sure. The engine ice is better than anti freeze for sure. You need to mix the engine ice with distilled water. Keep in mind that the lack of anti freeze will make freezing possible. I dont know the freezing point of it and Im not looking it up. My junk stays in the garage and I dont ride when its freezing, so I dont care. I would drain all of the coolant prior to changing it. Pull the lowest hoses to drain it. Fill it with distilled water and run it till the thermostat opens. Drain it and refill it engine ice and top it off with water. Squeeze air bubbles from the system and when the thermostat opens it will likely take a little bit more water.
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