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post #1 of 26 (permalink) Old 04-04-2007, 10:45 PM Thread Starter
 
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F4 1000R leaking coolant?

Any of you guys have the situation where your F4 1000R burps out about 3 tablespoons of coolant out the overflow hose? Each time I ride, when I shut off the bike, there's the little puddle.

At my 600 mile service, the mechanics said that the coolant level was too high, they adjusted it and said that would fix the problem. It hasn't made any difference, and each time I ride it drips.

Is my bike incontinent?
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What is the level for the coolant now? Keep it at the minimum, pretty common problem for new MVs.

Is it only after the bike heats up? Probably overfilled..

http://mvagusta.net/forum/showthread...hlight=coolant


Unless it drips while sitting still:

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I aquired a new f1000R last week. On the first two rides it leaked after shutting down just as you described. When discussed with mechanics - they were unaware of any history. Fluid coming from discharge tube - as the machine does run hot, have you noticed if your filler/expansion tank fills up after shutting down because of coolant expansion and higher temp due to lack of circulation post shut down? Only 400 miles - Last short ride - 75 miles there was no fluid discharge.
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I've done 600km on my F4R,with no coolant prob at all.

I've had the temp up to 110c with no signs of coolant leak.
In a past thread it was noted that air trapped in the cooling system will cause coolant to purge.
If you look through previous threads ,you may find the answer to your prob,as many of our members have experienced this and resolved the issue thus far.

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I've had no prob with my R, but the mechanic did say to fill it to the brim to help with the overheating problem, mind you it gets hot in Sydney

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My bike will leak fluid after each ride. I keep the overflow tank fluid level at the minimum mark, but it will still leak unless I do as explained below.

Here is what it does:

The fluid is fine while I am riding the bike, regarless of how hot the engine gets. When the bike is put on its side stand, everything is fine for about 30 seconds. Then the fluid expands quickly and is expelled through the overflow tub.

Here is the solution:

Park the bike and watch the fluid level. When it starts to expand (about 15 to 20 seconds), just before it reaches the overflow tub, pick the bike up off the side stand until the fluid returns to the minimum mark(returns in about 15 seconds). At that point I can return the bike to the side stand and there will be no fluid leak. Note, the fluid will not expand a second time on my bike. So it takes an extra minute and 30 seconds each time I get off the bike.

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Tribbo,
I'm gob-smacked your mechanic told you to fill it to the brim!
9 times out of ten that is the cause of a purge.
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Thanks for the help, looks like hellcat has the exact same thing going on. Would like to find another solution other than sitting with the bike for a minute and a half every time I shut it off.
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Hmm your mechanic sounds like he had one too many hot cross buns!!!!

Thats a new one just to get you out of the door!

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the mechanic did say to fill it to the brim to help with the overheating problem, mind you it gets hot in Sydney

Slow is smooth and smooth is fast!!
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I've had no prob with my R, but the mechanic did say to fill it to the brim to help with the overheating problem, mind you it gets hot in Sydney
Yeh thats rubbish..
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