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post #1 of 9 Old 09-17-2006, 03:33 PM Thread Starter
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Bleeder Valve?

After draining and flushing the coolant system on my '02 919, I only seem to be able to get about two and a half quarts back in. Is there a bleeder valve to bleed the oxygen out? Even when the thermostat opened, the coolant level was still about an inch from the top of the filler neck. How many quarts is it supposed to hold? Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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post #2 of 9 Old 09-17-2006, 03:45 PM
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I THINK you are implying that you did this, but I'll ask. After filling the coolant did you run the bike with the radiator cap off?

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Negative. I put as much in as I could and let it run until the fan came on and a few minutes after(maybe 9 minutes, and the thermostat should open round about the time the fan kicks on). I let it cool down, opened it assuming that it should've taken care of most of the air, and the level hadn't dropped.

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I appreciate you asking. A lot of these guys on here are pretty quick to be condescending.

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I'm usually top dog for that Kidding... I hope?


Anyways, keep the cap off the radiator when you do it, I don't know if that makes a difference but I always was told in the past that it should be done that way. I do it with no problems.

How much did you drain out? Measure that out and see if maybe it's the same ammount.

Lastly, if you ran it until the thermostat opened and got all of the bubbles out, you're done. It's full.

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post #6 of 9 Old 09-17-2006, 04:27 PM
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You can check the amount of coolant in the system by taking a look at the index marks on the reserve coolant tank on the left side, under the seat...

post #7 of 9 Old 09-17-2006, 05:21 PM
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Last time I changed the coolant on my EX500 I forgot to open the resivour cap. I think that didn't allow the coolent in the bottle to drain out.

Did you open both the bottle and the radiator caps when you drained it?

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A good tip i learned about adding coolant with minimal air bubbles is pour it slowly when adding it to the radiator. i did this with the track bike and it made the process a lot quicker, i.e. less burping to filler up.

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I little off subject, but why did you flush your system anyways? Drop your wedding ring in there?

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