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Coolant; Coolant Level Inspection; Coolant Deterioration Inspection - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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3-4 COOLING SYSTEM
Coolant
Check the coolant level each day before riding the motorcycle, and
replenish coolant
if
the level is low. Change the coolant
in accordance
with
the Periodic
Maintenance Chart
(see
the General Information
chapter).
.. WARNING
To avoid burna, do not remoye the radiator cap
or
try to Inspect the
coolant level or change the
coolant
when the engine Is
stili
hot.
Wall
until
II
cool.
down.
Coolant
Leve/lnspection
NOTE
o
Check
the/evel
when the engine is
cold (room
01
ambient
temper-
ature)
.
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank
fAJ with
the motorcycle
held perpendicularly.
*If
the coolant level is lower than the LOW mark
[el, remove
the cap
[0] and add coolant
to the
FULL mark
(8).
CAUTlON
For refililng, add the specified mlxtur.
of
coolant and
soft
water.
Adding
water
alone dilutes the
coolant
and degradea I
.. anlk:orro-
aion
properties_
The diluted coolant can attack
the
aluminum
engine
parts.
In
an
emergency,
.on
waler can be added. But the diluled
coolant
must
be returned to the correct mixture rallo within a few daYI.
It coolant mUlt be
added
often or the
reserve
lank hal run
comp~lely
dry; ther.
II
probably leakage In
the cooling
ayltem. Check the
Iyatem for leakl.
Recommended Coolant
Permanent type
of
anlltreeze (aoft water and ethylene glycol plus
corrosion and rust Inhibitor chemicals lor aluminum
engines
and
radiators)
Coolant mixture ratio when shipping:
Soft waler
SO"' . ,
Coolant
30.,..
Freeglng point
-
35·C (-31"f)
Coolant lotal amount 1.1L
Coolant
Deterioration
Inspection:
.Visually inspect the old
coolant in
the
reserve tank.
*If
whitish couon-like wafts are obseNed, aluminum parts in the
cooling
system
are corroded. If
the
coolant is brown, iron or steel parts
are
rusting.
In
either case, flush
the
cooling
system.
*
If the
coolant gives off an abnormal smell, check for a cooling
system
leak.
It
may
be
caused by exhaust gas leaking into the cooling
system.

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