Coolant System Question
Posted September 11, 2006 - 11:47 AM
I have an 05 WR450 with a strange cooling system mystery. I have to refill my overflow bottle after every ride. I filled my radiators to the specifications in the manual, but I seem to be losing coolant. I haven't noticed any overflow from the radiators or the overflow bottle while riding.
I willl be checking my oil tonight. I am going to put it in a clean pan and let it sit for a couple of hours to see if any of the water seperates from the oil. If i find anything in the oil, I'm sure it's the impeller seal on the engine side. I know the other one is okay because there is no coolant coming from the weep hole. I replaced my impeller and seals in july. I'm thinking I may have put the seal in backwards.
Other than the impellar seal, what else should I check while I'm at it? Where else do you guys see coolant loss?
Posted September 11, 2006 - 06:50 PM
It's possible to pinch the overflow tube while installing the seat or perhaps there is a hole in the over flow tube and your not seeing the coolant leak out?
Good luck, over heating bad
Posted September 11, 2006 - 08:51 PM
Posted September 14, 2006 - 05:20 AM
yes....i'm an amateur.
feel free to insert adjective here : HAHAHA, you're a _______'in fool!
sometimes you just have to laugh at yourself. that mistake cost me about $70 and a couple of hours.