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Adding coolant - May 27, 2010, 05:02 PM

ok, so the coolant reservoir was really low I filled it up to the marked full line, I then turned on the bike and after about 5mins of idling, coolant started coming out of the drainage tubes, Did I add too much? is there something I should do??
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May 27, 2010, 06:00 PM

I think you should be fine now . Just don't add anymore ! I could be wrong! Im sure other people will confirm this or give you a better answer soon.


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May 27, 2010, 06:17 PM

your fine. you just added a little to much.


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May 27, 2010, 06:32 PM

whew! I'm guessing it stops when it reaches its capacity level?
thanks for the help!
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May 27, 2010, 07:53 PM

To be on the safe side I would just flush the radiator and make sure you don't have any air in the system. It's a messy job but easy, if yo know how to do it on a car, you'll be able to figure it out on a bike. OR...just take it to one of the shops here on the site. If your fluid is old, it could cause all sorts of issues so I'd get it flushed since you bought the bike used.


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To be on the safe side I would just flush the radiator and make sure you don't have any air in the system. It's a messy job but easy, if yo know how to do it on a car, you'll be able to figure it out on a bike. OR...just take it to one of the shops here on the site. If your fluid is old, it could cause all sorts of issues so I'd get it flushed since you bought the bike used.
http://www.r6live.com/r6-how-guides/...-03-05-r6.html

I found a write up on coolant flushing, I might just do it this weekend.
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May 27, 2010, 08:47 PM

drain resevoir
remove drain plug
open radiator cap
once drained flush with a couple cups of water
put in drain plug
fill radiator
fill resevoir
start and let idle
turn off and remove radiator cap and add more coolant
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Unless your coolant is more than 2 years old, you don't need to drain/ flush. On some bikes, the mark on the reservoir is the "HOT" level. Meaning the bike is at operating temp and the fluid has expanded, and pushed the excess into the tank. You simply added too much. You should siphon off a little out of the reservoir to make sure that it doesnt puke again when it gets really hot. You don't want that on your tires going down the road.
I'm never really concerned about the level in the reservoir if I can see some when the motor is cold, and a little more when hot.


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Unless your coolant is more than 2 years old, you don't need to drain/ flush.
His bike is an 05 hence why I suggested the flush. It's easy enough to do and doesn't take long.


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His bike is an 05 hence why I suggested the flush. It's easy enough to do and doesn't take long.
LOL! Being an '05, I assumed it may have been flushed since it was born.


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LOL! Being an '05, I assumed it may have been flushed since it was born.
Well...like I said if he knows the seller and knows it was done he's fine otherwise, it would be a good idea to flush it.

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May 28, 2010, 11:05 PM

Have your cap tested as well. Any shop should be able to do this and if they can't FIND a new shop.
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As of 10min ago I have done my first oil change and coolant flush on my r6
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Good on ya!! Feels better than paying a couple hundred bucks, doesn't it. Devious is right, better safe than sorry.
BTW, don't forget to keep an eye on the reservoir level. After a drain, you may burp some air into it.


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