Coolant Leak - need help asap
Posted September 10, 2008 - 03:08 PM
I am buttoning up a bike I bought that was disassembled. All has been relatively straightforward with the occasional snag. After a month or so of rebuilding it's finally ready to be started.
I proceeded to fill it with coolant and it is running out these two steel tubes where they are inserted into the head and case. I thought the o-rings may be too small, though they came with my gasket kit. I bought new slightly larger o-rings and squeezed them in. These are the largest that will still fit in the orifice. Refilled with water just to test. Better but still leaking. What am I doing wrong!? I have the Chilton's and the factory manual and neither says anything about the o-rings - just says "install pipe #1, #2" etc.
The season here in Maine is rapidly coming to an end and I am losing precious riding time. Anyone have ANY suggestions? Thanx in advance...
Posted September 10, 2008 - 05:06 PM
Posted September 10, 2008 - 05:25 PM
Posted September 11, 2008 - 05:33 AM
Sounds like you're leaving it too loose....
Posted September 11, 2008 - 05:44 AM
Point is, make sure the sealing surfaces are clean and use a little lube...
Posted September 12, 2008 - 04:32 PM