coolant leak ??


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maverickboardman
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coolant leak ??

Postby maverickboardman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 3:15 pm



2005 1800 wing i've noticed the smell of antifreeze like the hot smell but the temp never indicates hot. also i've seen little amts of coolant on the right side up on the valve cover area noticed on several occasions. Do I have a serious problem ? Thanks Rick



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Re: coolant leak ??

Postby Aussie81Interstate » Mon Nov 30, 2015 4:02 pm

You definitely need to check where the leak is coming from - either a loose hose fitting, crack or split - or an overfilled overflow bottle, maybe a deteriorated radiator cap.

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Re: coolant leak ??

Postby maverickboardman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 5:47 pm

Thanks for the info where is the cap located any photos on this topic thanks again Mav

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Re: coolant leak ??

Postby Steve F » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:20 pm

The radiator cap is located under the right side pocket (compartment) that has the key lock. You have to remove the compartment to gain access, and the hardest part is getting the door release cable off the mechanism (in other words, it's a breeze).
I found a link to a step-by-step for you to take a look at, (hope the moderators don't mind):
http://gl1800riders.com/forums/17-how-s ... lamps.html

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Re: coolant leak ??

Postby maverickboardman » Mon Nov 30, 2015 7:46 pm

Sounds good, as always THANKS for the help, Mav




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