Leaking antifreeze


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fred1diver
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Leaking antifreeze

Post by fred1diver » Mon Oct 30, 2017 7:29 pm



Hey everyone, a new problem has occurred on my 1984 aspy, it’s leaking antifreeze, what am I supposed to do about that? I didn’t have time to take a close look but it seems to be coming out of the timing belt covers, what is the correct thing to do to fix this, any idea how much it should cost me?



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oldishwinger
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Aspencade

Re: Leaking antifreeze

Post by oldishwinger » Tue Oct 31, 2017 4:23 pm

anti freeze can leak from several places, upper and bottom hose, water pump, weep hole, radiator failure. the expense to fix, will be related to where the leak is, so find the leak first and go from there.

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Ohara
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Re: Leaking antifreeze

Post by Ohara » Fri Nov 03, 2017 7:55 am

This would be a good time to change your timing belts, while you are tracking the leak down. You have to remove the radiator to do this which will allow you to check and replace your hoses. The leak could be from several sources: the rad itself, the over flow tank or hose, rad cap, cross over tubes on top of the motor, or the weep hole on the bottom of the motor. Once the bike is stripped down you should be able to find it.

Good luck :D

wiretician
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Re: Leaking antifreeze

Post by wiretician » Sat Nov 04, 2017 1:27 am

If you happen to remove the radiator, this is a good time to lube the choke cable or replace it, since you're there. However, since I've seen the leak before and have mine apart now. The coolant is coming from below the timing covers,where the water pump is, behind the transmission cover. Or from above the timing covers and is dripping down on them from Radiator, hoses, thermostat... Now it is a matter of pinpointing the leak.
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fred1diver
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Re: Leaking antifreeze

Post by fred1diver » Fri Nov 10, 2017 4:31 pm

thanks everyone for the ideas on where to look, it will have to wait until spring as the bike is in storage for the winter months



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