1994 Goldwing 1500SE


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1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby Elvis94 » Sat Feb 22, 2014 5:35 pm



Question, It appears that I have a leak that seems to show up after the engine cools down, understanding that as it cools the gaskets will contract. I was wondering if anyone every used a Radiator system Stop leak sealer. This is not a question of stupidly, I was just looking at the cost factor and time to tear down the Goldwing. I don't want to damage the coolant system.

Any advise would be appreciated.
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Re: 1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:37 pm

I personalty would not do it as this could lead to your cooling system and water pump getting clogged up. You did not say where your leak is coming from. It could just be a lose clamp or a split hose between your radiator recovery bottle , worth taking a look and see if you can locate it. good luck!!
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Re: 1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby Fatwing Chris » Sun Feb 23, 2014 10:04 am

HALBUDD wrote:I personalty would not do it as this could lead to your cooling system and water pump getting clogged up. You did not say where your leak is coming from. It could just be a lose clamp or a split hose between your radiator recovery bottle , worth taking a look and see if you can locate it. good luck!!


Totally agree!
I'd start pulling plastic.The 15's were known for leaking at the rad hoses.On some of the earlier ones there was tape left on the rad nipples where the hoses attached that caused leaks there.Apparently took a long time before it showed up.Start at the top and wwork your way down.
If I'da known it would last this long,I'da taken better care of it.
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Re: 1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby WingAdmin » Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:48 pm

Don't put stop leak in a Goldwing! And besides, with the common cause on the GL1500 (hose connections) stop leak won't do a thing.

I had one on my GL1500, and it was just a clamp that wasn't holding quite as tight as it used to. I replaced it with a new, strong, stainless steel clamp, leak is gone.

The problem is that some of those coolant hoses are way up above the engine, just below the carbs (connected to the carbs, in fact).

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Re: 1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby bustedwing » Mon Feb 24, 2014 6:52 pm

The hoses Wing is talking about are small hoses that run under the carbs and look like vacuum hoses, but keep in mind they are 20 years old. It's quite a battle to replace them all along with the clamps, as they are the spring clamps that loose tension after so many cycles of hot and cold. I did mine in a weekend, but be prepared to remove the radiators and fans. You might also change the thermostat while you are in there. The other place that acts like that is the water pump. It is backwards from normal vehicles, Wings will leak from the water pump seal after the pressure is off. You can see the weep hole from the bottom once you take off some tupperware. It's hard to find but it is there. And once you get your leaks repaired be sure to use antifreeze with no silicone, which means sand . The water pump seals are very touchy and if you use cheap antifreeze you will be buying a water pump, even if you just bought one. Check the label.Sorry this turned into such a long post, I don't know shorthanded so guess that's it. Good luck.
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Re: 1994 Goldwing 1500SE

Postby Rumbo » Mon Feb 24, 2014 9:24 pm

Never ever put stop leak in anything. If it will stop a leak it will also clog the small coolant passages in cylinder heads, etc.
Take the wisdom of all the other replies, look for a leaking hose or may be a leaking seal at the water pump. Best wishes!




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