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Old 04-27-2013, 12:31 PM   #1
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coolant in the intake tract??

I was stripping down my new-to-me '06 in preparation for a valve clearance check/adjustment. Once I pulled the airbox out, I peered down the intake tracts to see a small amount of translucent green liquid pooling around the closed valves on the front cylinder, rear intake valves were open so nothing there.

Mileage is @ 14,000 kms, and it seemed to run fine when I rode it home a week ago. A bit slow to start from cold, but power seemed normal.

Obviously I need to replace the water pump shaft/seal, but does this mean my valve guides are screwed too?
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Old 04-27-2013, 01:40 PM   #2
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IMO there is no way collant could get there.. it's more likely to be fuel.. smell it!
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Old 04-27-2013, 02:54 PM   #3
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OK, it smells like gasoline. The green color made me panic. I drained the oil and there doesn't seem to have been any contamination of coolant. The pleats on the filter are straight. The coolant in the overflow tank looks clean.
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Old 04-28-2013, 08:51 AM   #4
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When pulling the carbs they tend to overflow when pulling out of the airbox.... only place to go is the intake tract.

I use a baking tin that is the right size to slide under the carbs to catch fluid/debris in addition to stuffing paper towels into the intake ports. Don't forget to pull the paper towels when you put it all back together!
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