banshee spitting coolant from overflow
Posted 11 October 2004 - 11:43 AM
Posted 11 October 2004 - 12:59 PM
Posted 11 October 2004 - 04:35 PM
Posted 11 October 2004 - 05:12 PM
Posted 11 October 2004 - 05:57 PM
It ran fine and didn't get hot but it would pressure up and spit out all the coolant.
Try changing your head gasket.
Posted 12 October 2004 - 08:04 AM
Make sure you buy a stock head gasket from yamaha. Most of the aftermarket gaskets suck. Also, make sure your cylinders seem to be flush with each other on top while you have the head off. If you can get a good straight edge, lay it on there to check the cylinders and the head. I've been told the head gasket can fill in defects up to .006".
i will try the head gasket.
Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:11 AM
Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:24 AM
Edited by fixitrod, 12 October 2004 - 11:25 AM.
Posted 12 October 2004 - 11:33 AM
but the other day, i think saturday, i started the engine after draining some fuel, and was trying to get the last bit out of the carbs, so i was revving the engine, and i looked, and coolant was coming out of the overflow every time i reved the engine, not at the peak of the rev, at the bottom, like just before it started to idle again. it didnt pour out, but it didnt just drip out either...
also, after i drained the fuel and started the engine to get the remaining fuel out, i looked at the exhaust, and i noticed only one was smoking bad because of warm up, and that was the right side cyl., so i put my hand over the left, and revved the engine, and it wasnt even running... so i dont know if this is because only the right side cyl. got the remain gas and the left was starved or what, but i got worried. i didnt have any mixed gas at the time, so i couldnt mix the right ratio and tryand start it then, so i still havent tried it, just wondering if i f*cked something up, or if it was just cuz the left cyl. was starved for fuel at the time...
any help would be appreciated...
oh yea, and sorry for kinda stealing your topic.
Posted 12 October 2004 - 09:04 PM
Damn Rod...you read my mind.
Did it just start doing this. Could be a head gasket or a pinched line. Mine use to loose coolant during rides and I did this...... http://kuoi.asui.uid...~john/tips.html
I just had 10 bottle brackets fabbed up to mount the overflow bottle in the front of the bike.
Works a hell of a lot better than hose clamps.