Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Strawplains, TN
Well, my coolant froze over the winter...
The freeze plug popped out and The coolant all came out. After popping the plug back in, I filled it up with radiator flush and water to find any leaks... the frozen coolant had pushed out at most of the hose/metal tube connections, in addition to the radiator connections.
Looks like the chrome coolant tube in between the cylinders on the right side of the engine had the 'o' ring pop off and is leaking. The tube on the back of the front cylinder also popped out and is leaking:
the radiator is fine, I will have to clean off the hoses and tube connectors though:
Anything else I should be worried about or looking for? How do I replace the 'o' ring in photo #1? Still looking for my Clymer...
I am at a loss for words. I thought my Dexcool was all set.. I had a 50-50 mixture, but -20*F temps must be too cold. The bike runs well, but needs a little TLC... no coolant in the oil- I changed that to check after going for a 15 mile ride.
If you're talking about the o-ring on the coolant tube/pipe, you will need to loosen the bracket that holds the tube in place (7 or 8 mm bolts IIRC) and pull the tube up to replace it. I'm pretty sure I have some o-rings; PM me if you need one. No charge of course.
2004 VN750 "Rosanna"
Acquired March 6, 2010
NGK Iridium Plugs
Big Crank ETX15L AGM Battery
Battery Tender Jr. w/Pigtail
Rear Spline Lubed
Front Spine/U-Joint Lubed
Metzeler ME 880's
Brake Fluid Flushed, Filled, and Bled
Saddlemen Studded Saddlebags and Tank Bib
Installed 12 Volt Power Outlet
R/R Relocated flightcontrol Style
N/A... I'm Going Ridin'
Last edited by peerless; 03-20-2011 at 11:00 PM.