coolant tank


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shakey258
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1987 Aspencade

coolant tank

Postby shakey258 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:03 am



ok, this place is great, thanks for all the help. my next question is, while working on 84 int. 1200, had to remove the radiator, found no coolant in it, res. tank was full. when i replaced everything, ran engine for awhile and checked res. tank, still full. checked all tubes and hoses, everything was fine, so what gives here?



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Re: coolant tank

Postby WingAdmin » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:05 pm

You could have a leak in the hose leading from the coolant reservoir to the radiator. The coolant gets hot and expands, and excess coolant is pushed up into the reservoir tank. The bike then cools down - but instead of pulling the coolant back out of the tank like it should, it pulls air through the leaky hose, leaving the radiator low/empty, and the reservoir full.

It's commonly the hose, but it can also be the radiator cap or the reservoir itself that has the air leak.

shakey258
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Location: pinetops, n.c.
Motorcycle: 1984 Interstate
1987 Aspencade

Re: coolant tank

Postby shakey258 » Tue Oct 05, 2010 8:47 pm

thanks guy, should have thought it thru more, anyway, thanks for the help, will check that hose and cap

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Re: coolant tank

Postby Britanicus » Wed Oct 13, 2010 12:14 pm

Did this get resolved?




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