Oil in Radiator
I have a 1986 VN750 with what appears to be straight motor oil in the radiator coolant reservoir. I am wondering how bad this is. Do you think just draining the oil, flushing, and refilling will take care of it? Thanks for your thoughts.
The rest of the story, if you are interested. I had the stator replaced last year, near the end of the season here in Iowa for about $500. Started riding it this year and it died on me at work. The battery was about 5 years old so I thought that was the problem. Got a new battery and thought the problem was fixed. It died a few days later on the way home and found out the new regulator was bad. $40 for a replacement regulator install and I once again thought the problem was fixed. Also, it was leaking oil and I asked the tech. to take a look at that while he had it. The tech. said it was leaking at the seal around the pickup coils and Kawasaki did not make that gasket anymore. So I agreed with him that it would be good to try some sealer at the leak without removing the engine. My son was riding it this weekend while I was gone and it died on him. He had to hauled it back home. He checked the radiator fluid reservoir and said he thought it looked like oil in it. I checked it when I got home and it appears to be straight clean motor oil in the reservoir. Going to talk to the mechanic tomorrow.