2-50 PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
Periodic Maintenance Procedures
Take off the reserve tank from the frame.
Remove the reserve tank cap, and pour the coolant into
a suitable container.
Hook the reserve tank to the frame again.
Tighten the drain bolt with a new gasket.
Torque - Water Pump Drain Bolt: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87
When filling the coolant, choose a suitable mixture ratio
by referring to the coolant manufacturer's directions.
Soft or distilled water must be used with the an-
tifreeze in the cooling system.
If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
accumulation in the water passages, and consider-
ably reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio (Recommended)
Fill the radiator up to the filler neck [A] with coolant.
Pour in the coolant slowly as it can expel the air from
the engine and radiator.
Check the cooling system for leaks.
Tap the radiator hoses to force any air bubbles caught
Fill the radiator up to the filler neck with coolant, and install
the radiator cap.
Install the reserve tank.
Torque - Coolant Reserve Tank Mounting Bolts: 7.9 N·m
(0.81 kgf·m, 70 in·lb)
Fill the reserve tank up to the "F" (full) level line [A] with
coolant and install the cap [B].
Start the engine, warm it up thoroughly until the radiator
fan turns on, and then stop the engine.
Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the en-
gine cools down.
If the coolant level is lower than the "L" (low) level line [C],
add coolant to the "F" level line.
Do not add more coolant above the "F" level line.
1.2 L (1.3 US qt)