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Old 09-20-2011, 11:07 AM
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Plugged overflow bottle

I just changed coolant and found that my overflow bottle wouldn't drain thru the hose. I used my mityvac to pressurize the hose and it took 30lb of pressure to clear the blockage.The sediment would immediatley block again,so I held my compressor to the hose while flushing the bottle with a garden hose so the sediment would float out. It's now functioning properly,as it was the radiator was a sealed unit unable to overflow under pressure. So the next time your doing service you may want to check yours.
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Old 09-20-2011, 11:25 AM
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Did away with mine all together on one of my other bikes, as it cracked and a replacement was just too dear for logic. I check the rad level every service and never need to add, so no problems there. As it would appear yours was blocked, it was not functioning anyway.
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