Oil in Coolant Different (I promise)
So I just purchased about $800 in parts to get the Kawasaki back on the road, after I laid it down going 5mph, due to original tires. I am worried that I could be wasting all of these parts, though. It is an 86 that had sat for at least 20 years, before I picked it up for $300. The fluids had sat for that long, so almost everything looked like oil (brake fluid, coolant... even the oil looked like oil!). The bike never got hotter than the normal range, but before I flushed the coolant, I had noticed that the reservoir looked like it was full of pus colored oil. It took two attempts to get all of the sludge out of the engine coolant weep holes, but I finally got the drains on the block to drain. Again, it was full of white pus colored sludge. I flushed the system a couple of more times, and the reservoir looks better, but the new coolant still looks kind of milky. Again, it never got anywhere overheating, despite city driving in August. When I took off a couple of the coolant lines, they were milky as well. I cleaned the metal parts, but I left the original hoses on. I will go to auto zone and pick up some new hoses, but the fact that the milky sludge is still in the tank is concerning. A couple of key notes; the metal pipe that goes to the rear cylinder on the left side of the bike leaks coolant (small dribble), and the second bolt on the head towards the rear of the bike on the first cylinder leaks oil. I bought some black rtv to seal that up once it gets warmer, before painting the engine. Iím wondering if this is a concern, since the temperature seems unaffected. There is not coolant in the oil, however. Thoughts? Any advice would be great
PS - The coolant reservoir is also cracked, if anyone has a spare for purchase!
'08 Road King Classic
Ear Shave, K&N Filters, Mean Streak Seat, AGM battery, Blue Wire Mod, Pick-up Coil Mod, Timing Advance Mod, NGK Iridium Plugs and Wire, LEDs, Bed Liner Paint Job, Over-sized Tires, New Brakes, New Fork Seals, Progressive Springs, Kick Stand Mod, Highway Pegs, 40/140 No Shims, Vance & Hines Exhaust, New Grips, Extra Wide Emgo Handle Bars
John 8:44, REV 2:9, REV 3:9 - If you were kicked out of 109 bars, would you think the problem was you, or the 109 bars?
Last edited by MSattler; 02-29-2020 at 06:03 AM.