couple of easy questions


9 replies to this topic
  • knucklehead

Posted July 17, 2005 - 09:07 AM

#1

i bought a new Moose performance foam air filter and a note inside the box says do not apply grease to the base of this filter. whats up with that - i always added
grease to every filter. i installed the filter with out reading the instructions and have already applied rim grease (no - toil), can i just remove it?

second question - i had to drain my radiator to install plugs for my AIS removal. to refill the systems should i fill the coolant tank or pour the fluid into the radiator itself? i filled the tank and ran the bike for a while but it appears the coolant didn't cycle through the system, is that because of air in the line?
thanks in advance for your input!!

  • Rich_in_Orlando

Posted July 17, 2005 - 11:48 AM

#2

You have to pour the coolant into the radiator. If all you did was fill the coolant tank you ran the bike with the cooling system dry. :applause:

  • knucklehead

Posted July 17, 2005 - 12:58 PM

#3

ok thanks - i was thinking the same thing but then i wasnt sure if i would over fill .
i also found changing the plug on my wr really sucks!! i used the tool given to me by the yamaha dealer but then found my 3/8" ratchet wouldnt fit in the top of the plug tool to loosen and remove it.
any tips?

  • ToooFaarOutt

Posted July 17, 2005 - 01:58 PM

#4

ok thanks - i was thinking the same thing but then i wasnt sure if i would over fill .
i also found changing the plug on my wr really sucks!! i used the tool given to me by the yamaha dealer but then found my 3/8" ratchet wouldnt fit in the top of the plug tool to loosen and remove it.
any tips?


Yeah go buy your self a plug socket with the built in swivel joint and then use a 8" 3/8 extention, then your 3/8 drive works perfectly.

  • btc20mx

Posted July 17, 2005 - 02:06 PM

#5

you dont need to put grease on the rim cause supposedly they are so well designed now that the filter fits perfectly.

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  • xcracer123

Posted July 17, 2005 - 04:34 PM

#6

The reason NOT to put the grease on the base of the filter is that they increase the amount of foam and change the density so that you get a proper seal w/o applying grease. It's the same principal as if you applied a PC Racing filter ring to your airbox. You get the required seal w/o the grease.

  • Matty05

Posted July 17, 2005 - 04:40 PM

#7

Each to his own!

Greasing the filter base is just cheap insurance and won't hurt anything by doing so.

  • walent215

Posted July 18, 2005 - 04:50 AM

#8

no grease!!!it just makes a mess.a properly oiled and seated filter wont give you any trouble-havent used grease in years.

  • skidxr

Posted July 18, 2005 - 08:10 AM

#9

I plugged my AIS and I didn't touch the coolant... WTH... Did I do it wrong or miss something? The kit I used was some vacuum line plugs from auto store.. I plugged 3 lines (2 large and 1 small)..

05 WR450

  • knucklehead

Posted July 18, 2005 - 11:09 AM

#10

skidxr- no you didnt miss anything - the rad removal is optional. i choose to remove it b/c my hands are too larger to get to the front hole.
i have to get my girl friend to wrench on my bike sometimes b/c she can get her hands in there easy. oops did i say that out loud?




 
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