Antifreeze in cylinder


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brewman
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Antifreeze in cylinder

Postby brewman » Sun Jun 26, 2011 4:21 pm



Changed out my spark plugs today and left rear cyl. had antifreeze in it. Been smelling it for a while now, just didn't which cyl. Don't know if cyl head is cracked or if head gasket is blown? Anybody else had the same situation? Cant decide if motor is worth rebuilding at 110000 miles for an "82" GL1100A.



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Re: Antifreeze in cylinder

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Jun 26, 2011 8:47 pm

Unless you had a major overheating incident, I doubt the block is cracked. Most likely it's just a head gasket, which isn't a huge deal. Go ahead and change it and go for another 100K! :)

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Re: Antifreeze in cylinder

Postby DragonRider » Mon Jun 27, 2011 3:39 am

I agree. even if you need to replace the head itself these engines run forever. my wifes '82 aspencade just topped 110,000 and its still going strong. try getting more than 50,000 out of an H/D without a engine rebuild.

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Re: Antifreeze in cylinder

Postby brewman » Mon Jun 27, 2011 12:43 pm

Ok, sounds good, i'll give it a try. Thanks




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