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Maybe a STUPID QUES. But?!?

Theres a plastic bottle thing and i have no idea what its for. It has full and low on it and as a newb i figured it was for the oil
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Theres a plastic bottle thing and i have no idea what its for. It has full and low on it and as a newb i figured it was for the oil
For antifreeze. We have a water cooled engine. Needs a 50/50 mixture for aluminum engines.
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Are you talking about the reservoir for antifreeze? If it is on the right side, and black, chances are that's what it is.


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not a stupid question if you didnt know. could have been screwed if you filled it with oil without asking!
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Are you talking about the reservoir for antifreeze? If it is on the right side, and black, chances are that's what it is.

Mine was chrome....

Which reminds me, I still have the stock black one if anyone is looking for one.


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haha., i dont know if i actually did this but i think i might have put some oil in before. I could be wrong but i damn sure i hope im wrong. If i did it would of been like last summer and ive driven it for a whole summer so im hoping i didnt and if i did it didnt screw anything up.
Next Quest. What kind of anti freeze should i add? is there a motorcycle kind or just reg anti freeze works?
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haha., i dont know if i actually did this but i think i might have put some oil in before. I could be wrong but i damn sure i hope im wrong. If i did it would of been like last summer and ive driven it for a whole summer so im hoping i didnt and if i did it didnt screw anything up.
Next Quest. What kind of anti freeze should i add? is there a motorcycle kind or just reg anti freeze works?
Regular antifreeze sold at auto parts places and Walmart are fine. Just read the label. It must say " formulated for use in aluminum engines " or something like that. I hope you didn't add oil also.

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Get a coolant tester and suck some liquid out of that overflow bottle.
Check it to see if there is oil in the coolant.

If there is, I would get a coolant system flush kit from an auto parts store to use after draining the old coolant.

Any antifreeze compatible with an aluminum engine should be fine.
The green colored coolant is easier to read the level in the coolant overflow bottle sight slot than the yellow stuff is.

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There is no such thing as a stupid question unless it isn't asked. If you did add oil to the tank, you can pull the tank off and clean it. There is a good chance that the oil never reached the coolant system because the hose is pretty long and it would take quite a bit to get to the cooling system. It's pretty easy to get to the hose to flush it if you have to.
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Im gonna get a tested and see if thats the case., im hoping i didnt and i think im 80% sure i didnt add oil to it but its worth the test. Thanks for the help
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