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Need help with Radiator fluid change.

Discussion in 'Motorcycles' started by awoit, Nov 6, 2011.

  1. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:17 PM
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    awoit

    awoit [OP] Well-Known Member

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    So I've flushed the radiator for the first time today on my 2002 YZ 250 and I'm trying to fill it back up (following instructions in manual) And the only thing it says to do in my book once I'm done draining is to Fill engine and fill radiator. I'm pretty sure I have filled the radiator because now when i pour more into it it all seems to come out of some over flow tube down passed my engine. My question is where do i fill up the rest of it (engine). There is no description and the capacity is 1.2 liters and the radiator isn't holding more than half that.
     
  2. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:23 PM
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    Or did I not drain the coolant that was in the engine to begin since I only drained the radiator? I can't measure how much liquid came out because I put it in a jug that already had liquid in it =\
     
  3. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:35 PM
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    you can down load the manual. you drain from the passanger side. to fill, fill radator,then start truck and continue to fill. best is to look on this site and down load the manual.
     
  4. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:36 PM
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    This isn't for a car its for a dirt bike
     
  5. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:48 PM
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    4Wheelin4Banger

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    Not a Taco, but the idea is right.
     
  6. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:51 PM
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    Added extra awesomeness to its original awesomeness.
    Once it is started it should suck it into the engine, continue filling to full. Like they said ^
     
  7. Nov 6, 2011 at 12:52 PM
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    The idea is right but I'm looking for someone who knows what theyre talking about and can give me an exact answer to my question so i dont seize my engine. How can I know if .4 liters is enough when the capacity in my book is 1.2?
     
  8. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:01 PM
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    sorry i thought you were talking about a truck. call a motorcycle shop.
     
  9. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:28 PM
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    Coolant flush steps
    1. drain radiator
    2. disconnect upper radiator hose
    3. put garden hose into radiator fill
    4. turn on water & start engine
    5. run till water is clear then shut off water
    6. when engine stops pumping water out hose shut off engine
    7. reconnect radiator hose
    8. add coolant till radiator is full
    9. start engine & add coolant till it wont take any more
    10. let engine get warm then let it cool off & check coolant level
     
  10. Nov 6, 2011 at 1:39 PM
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    Actually I come to this website because I enjoy it and there are many car enthusiasts that also have experience in motorcycles and this is the first place I like to start because many times I get the quickest response from here.

    Problem has been resolved. Not from any of these comments I might add thanks for your time
     
  11. Nov 6, 2011 at 2:08 PM
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    You're welcome!
     
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