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3·6 COOLING
SYSTEM
.
Place a container
under
the coolant
drain
plug, and
drain the coolant from the
radiator
and engine
by
removing
the
drain plug
at
the
bottom of the water
pump
cover.
Immediately
wipe
or wash out
any
coolant
that
spills
on
the frame,
engine.
or
wheel.
KX125
A. Water
Pump
Cover
B.
Drain Plug
KX260
A.
Water
Pump
Cover
B.
Drain Plug
For KX260,
-Pl
ace a container
under the
d
ra
in
plug
on the
right
side of the
cylinder
and drain the coolant by
re-
moving the drain
plug.
A.
Drain Plug
-Inspect the old coolant for visual evidence of
cor-
rosion
and
abnormal
smell (see Coolant
Deterio-
ration).
Coolant
Filling:
CAUTION
Use cootant
containing corrosion
inhibitors made
specifically
for
aluminum
engines
and
radiators in
accordance with the
instruction
of
the
manufacture
·s.
Soft or distilled water must
be
used with the
an-
tifreeze
(see
below
for
antifreeze)
in the
cooling
system.
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.
The
coolant provided when
shipping
Type
:
Permanent type antifreeze
for aluminum engines and
radiators
Cob'
:
Green
Mixed ratio
:
Soft water
50%.
coolant
50%
Freezing
point
:
-35°C
(_31°FI
Total
amount
:
KX126
-
0 .96L
KX260
-
1.1L
-'nstall
the drain plug.
Always replace the gasket
with
a
new
one.
if
it
is
damaged.
-Tighten
the drain plug
to
the
specified
torque.
TIghtening Torque
:
KX125: Pump Cover-15N-m (1 .5kg-m.11ft-lhJ
KX250: Pump Cover-15N-m (1 .5kg-m.11ft-lbl
Cyllnder
-
8.8N-m (0.9kg-m,78in-lbJ
-Fill
the radiator up
to
the bottom
of the
radiator
filler neck
with coolant, and
install
the cap. turning
it
clockwise
about
1
..4
turn.
NOTE
OPour
in
the coolant slowly so
that it
can expel the
air
from the engine and
radiator.
oThe radiator
cap
must
be instal/ed in
two
steps.
First turn the
cap clockwise to
the
first
stop.
Then
push
down
on
it and
turn
it
the rest
of
the
way.

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