Periodic Maintenance Procedures
To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap or
try to change the coolant when the engine is still
hot. Wait until it cools down.
Coolant on tires will make them slippery, and can
cause an accident and injury.
Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
use for drinking.
Left Side Cover (see Left Side Cover Removal in the
Reserve Tank Cover [B]
Reserve Tank Cap [B]
Turn over the reserve tank, and pour the coolant into the
Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
System (DFI) chapter).
Remove the radiator cap [A] in two steps. First turn the
cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn
it further in the same direction and remove the cap.
Place a container under the coolant drain bolt [A], then
remove the drain bolt.
The coolant will drain from the radiator and engine.
Install the reserve tank.
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze (see Specifications section) in the cooling
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scale
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
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