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Old 06-05-2010, 04:14 PM   #16
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One other thing you might want to check for leaks with your coolant system is your oil cooler next to your oil filter up front. there is an in and out hose that comes from your coolant hose. I had an issue with one of the hoses and o ring seals.

better safe than sorry. I got one of the first '08s (650 twin) and i seem to get lots of the problems before they show up as a notice or a recall.

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Old 06-05-2010, 05:56 PM   #17
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no leaks. oh wait.....i do have a leak but its the valve cover . thats another thread...lol.

Anyone know if the reservoir has an overflow or does it just shot out the pinhole of the reservoir cap?
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Old 06-05-2010, 07:37 PM   #18
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no leaks. oh wait.....i do have a leak but its the valve cover . thats another thread...lol.

Anyone know if the reservoir has an overflow or does it just shot out the pinhole of the reservoir cap?
I don't know where the overflow is, but there will be one. Worst case, the reservoir cap will pop off, but the water in the reservoir shouldn't be that hot and the reservoir cap is a dust seal, nothing more.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:02 PM   #19
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help again!

ok. went for a spirited ride this morning. all seemed ok til i pulled in the carport. coolant leaking from an oil cooling line below the water pump. Looks like the hose has pulled away a fair bit enough to leak all over the carport. This hose was not this way last night when i topped off and checked all hoses. could the system have too much pressure now to push off the hose clamp like that? All i did was to top off the radiator and fill the reservoir to the max line. what next to do? help!! Closest dealer is 200 miles away!!!!
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:39 PM   #20
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No, the radiator should be full to the very top. Something is up. Can you post a picture of which hose or line?
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:40 PM   #21
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No, the radiator should be full to the very top. Something is up. Can you post a picture of which hose or line?
yes. Ill get one right quick. thanks joel.
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Old 06-06-2010, 12:53 PM   #22
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ok. went for a spirited ride this morning. all seemed ok til i pulled in the carport. coolant leaking from an oil cooling line below the water pump. Looks like the hose has pulled away a fair bit enough to leak all over the carport. This hose was not this way last night when i topped off and checked all hoses. could the system have too much pressure now to push off the hose clamp like that? All i did was to top off the radiator and fill the reservoir to the max line. what next to do? help!! Closest dealer is 200 miles away!!!!

read my post at the start of this page. sounds like the same problem. it should be fine as long as it's not dripping too fast and just keep it topped up til you get it to the dealership. have them order both hoses and seal ahead of time.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:04 PM   #23
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this is the best i could do with a 6 year old camera. The hose in question is directly below the nipple where the recalled coolant hose goes into the water pump. Sorry about not knowing technical terms. You can see the lightish area where the hose was and has slipped down of the nipple. especially on the first pic.
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read my post at the start of this page. sounds like the same problem. it should be fine as long as it's not dripping too fast and just keep it topped up til you get it to the dealership. have them order both hoses and seal ahead of time.
i did read yours and appeared to me that is was a problem with the line coming directly from the oil cooler? if i misunderstood im sorry. i know your trying to be helpful. my issue was dripping rather briskly and the hose slipped down off the nipple just like the coolant hose did before the recall. odd to have happened just now when i try and fix something myself as simple as adding antifreeze.
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Old 06-06-2010, 01:45 PM   #25
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i did read yours and appeared to me that is was a problem with the line coming directly from the oil cooler? if i misunderstood im sorry. i know your trying to be helpful. my issue was dripping rather briskly and the hose slipped down off the nipple just like the coolant hose did before the recall. odd to have happened just now when i try and fix something myself as simple as adding antifreeze.
sometimes one problem will happen right after a previous fix. probably from re-pressuring the system.

I've had 2 oil leak problems and 2 coolant leak problems. It's good to keep an eye on these posts cuz you can see what others are dealing with and keep an eye out for it on your own machine.
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sometimes one problem will happen right after a previous fix. probably from re-pressuring the system.

I've had 2 oil leak problems and 2 coolant leak problems. It's good to keep an eye on these posts cuz you can see what others are dealing with and keep an eye out for it on your own machine.
was your leak same as mine above?
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was your leak same as mine above?
I had that hose replaced but the issue was really at the point where it attached to the oil cooler up front... I just wonder if those smaller hoses are able to deal with the pressure.
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Old 06-06-2010, 03:51 PM   #28
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I had that hose replaced but the issue was really at the point where it attached to the oil cooler up front... I just wonder if those smaller hoses are able to deal with the pressure.
got the hose pushed back up in place. I cant get the spring clamp back in place as usual so off to the auto store for worm gear clamp. the frame is right in the way. I'm not sure how i managed to even get the clamp off in the first place!! very difficult area to work.
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Old 06-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #29
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got it fixed i hope. worm gear clamp and ran it a bit in the carport til it pressurized. all seems good but it did last night too before i rode it today...lol. im riding to work tomorrow so hopefully that will let me know if its good to go. 25 miles interstate @ 75mph to work should be a good test. wish me luck!
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Old 06-06-2010, 07:58 PM   #30
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should work.... fingers crossed
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