coolant coming out front exhaust port


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upmusher
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coolant coming out front exhaust port

Postby upmusher » Thu May 14, 2015 9:34 pm



I bought my 1980 gl1100 with a bad stator this winter, I had researched before buying figuring I could do the work... got the motor back together and in I wanted to check things out before getting too far (no exhaust,guarding,foot boards) I had to remove the right side timing belt and think I matched up the UP marks on the pulleys but when it started it was firing on the left side but cold puffs coming from the right rear exhaust port and a mist from the front port. Then when I shut it off coolant poured out from the right front port which is when I realized it was coolant. Could this be timing or what?



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RBGERSON
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Re: coolant coming out front exhaust port

Postby RBGERSON » Fri May 15, 2015 7:08 am

nope not timing..blown head gasket mostly likely
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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Oldbear
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Re: coolant coming out front exhaust port

Postby Oldbear » Fri May 15, 2015 8:02 am

Did you have the heads off? Did you reuse the head gaskets? Did you check the heads and block for true (flat)? Did you miss an evil little o-ring? Could one of your coils be shot along with your other issues?
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upmusher
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Re: coolant coming out front exhaust port

Postby upmusher » Fri May 15, 2015 8:36 am

No I never had the heads off

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Re: coolant coming out front exhaust port

Postby littlebeaver » Fri May 15, 2015 10:35 am

It's never good when antifreeze gets into the exhaust port...Sounds like a cylinder head gasket issue but I'm not an expert at this kinda stuff......




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