side plate tank, what about coolant overflow tank

2 replies to this topic
  • michaeltrundle

Posted May 13, 2002 - 12:39 AM


I am thinking of fitting a baja designs side plate tank to my 2000 wr400 and assume I will have to remove the coolant catch tank.
Has anyone tried one of these tanks? How much fuel will one carry etc? I cant seem to find out much info regarding the fuel capacity or how they mount, over here in australia.
I removed the catch tank once before but it did lose a bit of coolant here and there when idling at traffic lights for a few minutes for example.
Can you put a higher pressure radiator cap on to stop this or will that just lead to problems elswhere within the cooling system.
Any ideas or advice much appreciated

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  • Richard56

Posted May 13, 2002 - 12:58 AM


Mine had the same problem, (Coolant dripping from the wee hole). After less then 3mins of idling, it will drip out.

SOLUTION: Mine, I changed the impeller shaft and the seals. Up to now, no more dripping of coolant.

  • michaeltrundle

Posted May 14, 2002 - 02:57 AM


mine leaks fluid from the overflow tube, past the radiator cap. I dont think the inpeller shaft has anything to do with this type of leak. It's caused from the fluid getting too hot when there is no wind through the radiators.


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