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Coolant; Coolant Deterioration; Coolant Level Inspection; Coolant Draining - Kawasaki EN500 Vulcan 500 LTD Service Manual

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Coolant Deterioration

Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank.
If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, 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.

Coolant Level Inspection

Situate the motorcycle so that it is perpendicular to the
Check the level through the coolant level gauge on the
reserve tank. The coolant level should be between the
"F" (Full) [A] and the "L" (Low) [B] level lines.
Check the level when the engine is cold (room or ambi-
ent temperature).
If the coolant level is lower than the "L" (Low) level line,
add coolant to the "F" (Full) level line.
For refilling, add the specified mixture of coolant
and soft water.
coolant and degrades its anticorrosion properties.
The diluted coolant can attack the aluminum en-
gine parts. In an emergency, soft water alone can
be added. But the diluted coolant must be returned
to the correct mixture ratio within a few days. If
coolant must be added often, or the reserve tank
has run completely dry, there is probably leakage
in the cooling system. Check the system for leaks
(see Visual Leak Inspection, and Cooling System
Pressure Testing).

Coolant Draining

The coolant should be changed periodically to ensure
long engine life.
Use coolant containing corrosion inhibitors made
specifically for aluminum engines and radiators in
accordance with the instructions of the manufactur-
ers (see Coolant Filling).
Adding water alone dilutes the


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  • Ricardo Paluan Apr 27, 2016 01:22:
    Adquiri recentemen​te uma moto vulcan 500 ano 1995. Tenho o 37 anos e iniciante no mundo motociclis​ta. Entretanto​, em razão só tempo e idade da moto, não tenho o manual do proprietá​rio, sendo este indispens