flopped my WR, coolant leaked out, what should I top off with


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  • Demo_Slug

Posted February 16, 2008 - 12:39 PM

#1

I flopped my 08 WR on a downhill :):cry: , once me and the bike stopped sliding, it landed funny and the coolant leaked out the resivour breather tube.:applause: what should I top it off with? the manual said not to mix coolant types.

  • tweav

Posted February 16, 2008 - 01:47 PM

#2

stock My 07 came with a 50/50 mix of old school green antifreeze and water. I did'nt put that back in after I changed my water pump seals I put in some LP Liquid performace Racing antifreeze only because It's legal at a AMA sanctioned road events. I just want to hit a few track days this year ,but the old school stuff is just fine for most people.

  • William1

Posted February 16, 2008 - 02:45 PM

#3

I simply bought a few qts. of Yamacool premix. Pricey, but convenient. I figure it is 100% safe to use with the stuff that came in my bike. If I used something else, I be more comfortable with a complete flush N' fill. Bike only holds total about a quart.

  • JSanfilippo

Posted February 16, 2008 - 03:19 PM

#4

Just top it off with some distilled water and be done with it

  • C-P

Posted February 16, 2008 - 08:51 PM

#5

Just top it off with some distilled water and be done with it

That's what I'd do, or toss in Peak Global...supposed to be able to mix with anything.

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  • 02WR426Cali

Posted February 16, 2008 - 09:11 PM

#6

They probably mean not to mix green with orange, blue, pink, red or any other color out there. They all are made with different ingredients I believe. So if you have green like most stock bikes (ethanol glycol or something like that) you can mix in any brand of green with it I would think.

  • Demo_Slug

Posted February 17, 2008 - 12:06 AM

#7

so I checked the radiator today.. all the manual says is to check that the radiator is full. I did not see anything about adding some to the over flow tank. although it seems like all the bikes are delivered with the overfull filled 2 or three inches. My radiator is full... but my over flow is empty. I guess its OK? although it is kinda nice to see coolant in the overflow just as a indicator that I still got some :)

the manual says to use "soft water" , don't use "hard water", that seems kinda subjective to me :applause: and it says to use distilled water only if you have to. at least distilled water is a known quantity.

thanks for the input guys.

  • William1

Posted February 17, 2008 - 04:46 AM

#8

On the overflow tank, there is a line. With a full radiator, cold bike, add coolant to the overflow tank to the line, it is only about an inch or so, maybe will take 1 or 2 ounces. Unless you are OCD like me, do not worry about the air in the line to the radiator. Eventually, it will be purged out by the hot/cold cycles.
Best water to add is de-ionized (soft), again, if you want the best.

  • Demo_Slug

Posted February 17, 2008 - 11:57 AM

#9

On the overflow tank, there is a line. With a full radiator, cold bike, add coolant to the overflow tank to the line, it is only about an inch or so, maybe will take 1 or 2 ounces. Unless you are OCD like me, do not worry about the air in the line to the radiator. Eventually, it will be purged out by the hot/cold cycles.
Best water to add is de-ionized (soft), again, if you want the best.


DI water. lots of luck getting that at the super market. I use a DI water filter at work... but only because of the electrical isolation it provides.

  • William1

Posted February 17, 2008 - 03:54 PM

#10

LOL, I know, DI is not common. I only mentiojned it as Yamaha states so in the manual. I wonder if they use DI on the factory fill......




 
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