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anti-freeze

Postby rilenz » Fri Mar 06, 2015 6:08 am



just noticed anti-freeze under my stored 1988 Goldwing 1500/6 any thoughts does the water pump seals leak after time



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Re: anti-freeze

Postby dingdong » Fri Mar 06, 2015 8:38 am

That seems to be a common problem with many older Wings when stored over the winter. The coolant hoses begin to leak. You probably just need to tighten all the hose clamps.
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Re: anti-freeze

Postby k1w1t1m » Fri Mar 06, 2015 1:25 pm

This is a common problem. Wings hate sitting and cold. Check all the hose clamps. If you can identify where the antifreeze leaked from you will have an idea of what needs attention. Frequently they just drop a few drops which makes it hard to identify the problem location. It may be the "O"rings on the pipes out to the heads. you might get away with topping it up and riding when you can. That worked for me.

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Re: anti-freeze

Postby rilenz » Sun Mar 08, 2015 7:01 am

It's starting to warm so I'll take a look at the leaks soon. Thanks for the insight.

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Re: anti-freeze

Postby truckindrummer » Sun Mar 15, 2015 11:44 am

It's not uncommon for the water pumps to leak on the 1500's especially if you live in areas where temps dip well below 20 degrees for extended periods and you don't have a heated garage. My 93 does this every winter and so I put a work light with a 75 watt bulb under the engine and cover the bike with my bike cover, a section of heavy 4mil(or heavier) plastic and a thick blanket or quilt over the engine area. This produces enough heat to keep the water pump and seals and hoses warm to stop the leakage. Living in North Central Indiana can bring days to weeks of arctic temps and this trick has served me well...I also inspect my clamps and hoses every spring and change my hoses out every 3-4 years along with the clamps.


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