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  • trouble with engine coolant

    Not road side, but am trying to bleed my radiator after flushing the coolant and it keeps pouring out everywhere. Need help.
    2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Black with Lowered Seat, Rad Guard, R&G Frame Sliders, Hel Braided Lines, Vortex Rearsets
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  • #2
    Need more detail, sounds like you haven't put a hose back properly.
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    • #3
      I have a gsxr600 flushed the coolant out with destilled water connectrf all back up and tiltrd the bike from left to right to remove air bubbles. I turn the bike on to run for 5 minutes and the coolant starts pouring out of the rad cap everywhere.
      2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Black with Lowered Seat, Rad Guard, R&G Frame Sliders, Hel Braided Lines, Vortex Rearsets
      YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEL...FK0eXmo3exQB_Q

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      • #4
        Is radiator cap back on?
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        • #5
          Nop, i left it off for the air to bubble off.
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          • #6
            Originally posted by tim661 View Post
            I have a gsxr600 flushed the coolant out with destilled water connectrf all back up and tiltrd the bike from left to right to remove air bubbles. I turn the bike on to run for 5 minutes and the coolant starts pouring out of the rad cap everywhere.
            You didnt flush the engine hot did you.

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            • #7
              Coolant will expand with heat as well as spill out with the pump.

              Does it have a thermostat that is not open yet?

              I am not 100% sure but I would have thought run briefly with cap on then stop engine and let air out.
              They hung a sign up in our town "If you live it up, you won't live it down"-Tom Waits

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              • #8
                Wait for the bike to be cold. Flush system, fill with distilled water at radiator till its full. Fill overflow to the line. Leave the rad cap off. Start the bike it gets up to about 85 degrees, stop the bike. Refill the radiator to the top, put the cap back on. Start the bike and let it run till the fans come on. Switch off and wait for it to cool. Refill with water if necessary and off you go. Thats what I do.

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                • #9
                  So there must be air in the systen still. If anyone is free to lend a hand this morning would be apprexiated othetwisr i ll have to get it trailed to a garage. I live in maylands
                  2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Black with Lowered Seat, Rad Guard, R&G Frame Sliders, Hel Braided Lines, Vortex Rearsets
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                  • #10
                    And how do u know when the system is free of air
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                    • #11
                      Yeah you still have air in the system run it with the cap on once it starts getting above normal temp but not over heating shut it off wait for it to cool down enough to Remove the cap top up to the correct level and fill overflow to the top run it again doing the same process that should clear it you may need to do this a few times if you have an airbleed nipple on the cooling system open that and it will clear quicker
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by tim661 View Post
                        And how do u know when the system is free of air
                        i think you are doing it right. i run the engine up with the rad cap off too for the same reason. its not necessary to run it so the temp comes up so much that the system overflows. just give it some cold revs to blow any air out and top up repeating until the level stabilises, then close it up.

                        on the r1, the overflow reservoir level is visible without removing anything so checking before and after every ride takes no time. as chewy points out when the motor is hot expect the reservoir level to be high and when the motor is cold, expect it to lower.

                        did the fluid overflow that reservoir, the first time you brought the motor up to temp with the rad cap on?
                        Last edited by g0zer; 26-01-2015, 10:00 AM.
                        Originally posted by Bendito
                        If we get to a stop and we are missing a dozen bikes and you are last, it was your fault. Don't be that guy. No one likes that guy.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by tim661 View Post
                          I have a gsxr600 flushed the coolant out with destilled water connectrf all back up and tiltrd the bike from left to right to remove air bubbles. I turn the bike on to run for 5 minutes and the coolant starts pouring out of the rad cap everywhere.
                          What do you expect it to do? The cooling system is designed to run at a higher pressure, to increase its boiling point. By removing the cap the coolant is subject to a lower pressure, will boil and piss out everywhere. This is why you don't remove a radiator cap from a car which has been running, as the sudden decrease in pressure is gonna make the coolant instantly turn into steam and burn yourself.

                          I normally flush the system, fill it up, let it run with the radiator cap off, give it a few blips of the throttle and press against the radiator hoses to help remove any air. Run the bike as normal (with cap on), let it cool down, and top up fluid accordingly.

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                          • #14
                            Well i have tried everything. I ll get it towed to a garage next week and reflushed and refilled. Dooh.
                            2012 Suzuki GSX-R600 Black with Lowered Seat, Rad Guard, R&G Frame Sliders, Hel Braided Lines, Vortex Rearsets
                            YouTube Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCEL...FK0eXmo3exQB_Q

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                            • #15
                              Nah man, just follow the instructions we all gave you and you should be sweet

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