Radiator leak


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Radiator leak

Postby Five » Thu Apr 29, 2010 10:51 pm



Only when cold. Leaking from the left bottom corner (somewhere), dripping from the mount. Once warmed up, leaking stops. Starting this afternoon at about 70 degrees, no leak...I've got a used radiator coming to swap out, but I guessing a small crack that self heals as the metal expands with heat...far fetched, but I've seen stranger.


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Re: Radiator leak

Postby WingAdmin » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:23 am

I'd guess the same...you could try one of the "Barr stop leak" type products, but I'm not really a fan of those, as they tend to reduce the size of an already tiny core. It would work as a stopgap fix until your new radiator arrives, I suppose.

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Re: Radiator leak

Postby Five » Fri Apr 30, 2010 9:45 am

Kinda worried about that stuff and the waterpump too. I'm just gonna ride it and keep water and a funnel in the saddlebag :lol:
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