Date: Mon, 17 May 1999 23:25:00 -0400
From: "Patrick McKelvey" <>
Subject: Re: Radiator Flushing Help

That bolt on the reservoir is the only hold down. But I recommend taking the radiator out and flushing it thoroughly. To do this, remove the hood (by removing the 2 bolts on the fork hing and window washer hose ... you can remove the hood by yourself but it is best to have a helper when trying to replace it). The drain the system by turning the nipple on the bottom right side of the radiator. Slip a hose over the nipple to keep the antifreeze from getting all over the place. Unplug the fan asbly pwr, move the ignition coil out of the way the unbolt and remove the fan asbly. Unclamp the radiator hoses and remove the hold down clamps and remove the radiator. Flush the radiator with a garhen hose. Do the same with the plastic resevior tank and engine if possible. Reassemble and fill with 100% antifreeze - no water (some don't recommend this but I never had a problem doing this and it seems to eliminate mineral build up). Sound like a lot of work, but I can do the whole job in less than 2 hours. Good luck, Patrick KG4BIA wrote in message <>... >Hi All, > >I own a 1987 900 and the other day a radiator hose ruptured. I then realized >that I had this brownish looking stuff inside the plastic tank( used to fill >the radiator). I have used standard flush that you get at auto parts stores >but, the brown goop is still present. I have been told that it's the old >antifreeze that has turned to this goop. > >I want to know is there anythig I can do to get rid of this stuff? And, I see >that there is a bolt through the plastic tank, can I unscrew this bolt to >remove the tank or is there a hidden screw at the bottom of the screw that I >can't see? Any help would be great. Thanks in advance. > > > > >Mark Goods >KG4BIAnopsamcom >

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