Information and questions on GL1100 Goldwings (1980-1983)
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Where is the coolent suppossed to be in overflow tank when cold. I don't want to run it in garage just to check level? Manual only says when at operating level.
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vaughn wrote:Where is the coolent suppossed to be in overflow tank when cold. I don't want to run it in garage just to check level? Manual only says when at operating level.
When cold, the coolant will contract, which will suck coolant out of the reservoir and back into the radiator. As long as the level in the reservoir is correct at operating temperature, it will never overflow. What you don't want is a level that is too low, which would cause the radiator to empty the reservoir and begin sucking in air when it cools off.
Basically, the coolant level in the reservoir will always be lower when cool, and be higher when warm.
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I actually drew a mark on mine for monitoring on my 1980-I don't recall ever seeing a factory mark although there may be one. The level is not critical as long as it's not too low-to high and it will just overflow a little-don't forget your pets....
My exercise bike is a goldwing.