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Radiator; Removal; Installation; Inspection - Kawasaki KDX200 Service Manual

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3 -12 COOLING SYSTEM
Radiator
Removal
Remove:
Shrouds
Louver
Fuel Tank
Drain the coolant (see
Coolan
t Change)
.
loosen the hose clamps, and pull off the cooling and breather hoses .
Remove the mounting bolts
[Al
,
and take out the radiator
(
8
).
Installation
.
Route the cooling and breather hoses according to the
Cable,
Wire,
and Hose
Roul
ing section in the General Information
chapter.
Torque
-
Cooling Hose Clamp
Screws:
1.5 N·m
(0.15 kg-m, 13 in·lb)
O
Position the hose clamp screws
[Al
downward between the radiators
to prevent the screws from touching
t
he fuel
tank.
O
The clamp screw
[Alan t
he hose between the
cylinder
head and the
left
rad
iator
must
face forward to prevent the screw from touching the
fuel tank.
Inspection
.
Check the radiator core.
*1
1 there are obstructions to air
flow,
remove them.
*
If the
corru
gated (Al fi ns ate
deformed,
carefully straighten them w ith
t he
thin
blade of a screwdriver.
CAUTlON
Do not tear the radiator tubes while straightening
the fins.
*If the
air
passages
of
the
rad iator
core are blocked more than 20% by
unremovable o bstru ctions or irreparably deformed fins, replace the
rad
iator
with
a new one.
CAIJTION
When cleaning the radiator with steam
cle aner, be
careful
of
the
following to avoid damage to the
fins.
Keep the steam gun over 0.5 m (20 In.)
away
from
the radiator
.
Blow steam perpendicularly to the radi ator
core.
Never blow steam at an angle against the fins
but straight through
them In the direction
of
natural air
flow.
Never shake the steam gun at
a
right angle against
the fins,
be
sure
to move" at a level with the
fins.
A
Fron
t
<
angle
>
<
perpendicula
r
>
good
ove
r
0.
5 m

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