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rkozicki 08-08-2017 05:42 AM

Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
I just bought a 2004 Hornet on the weekend. I noticed when I test drove it around up and down the street ( waiting to get my insurance fixed up) when I came back it drips a tiny bit of coolant in the overflow. A few drops here and there.

I also did a coolant change and it's still doing the same thing. I read that it might be because there is too much coolant? Should I be worried?

599-er 08-08-2017 10:50 AM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Do you have a picture?

rkozicki 08-08-2017 10:52 AM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 599-er (Post 256159)
Do you have a picture?

It's literally drops of coolant out of the overflow hose coming out of the bottom

599-er 08-09-2017 05:17 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rkozicki (Post 256160)
It's literally drops of coolant out of the overflow hose coming out of the bottom

Do you think it's as simple as someone putting too much in? There should be a low and high fill line for when it's cold.

front50r 08-09-2017 11:16 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
When you did the coolant change did you fill the overflow tank up approximately half way with additional coolant? Between the low and high lines on it?

rkozicki 08-10-2017 07:35 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by front50r (Post 256163)
When you did the coolant change did you fill the overflow tank up approximately half way with additional coolant? Between the low and high lines on it?

Yes I filled the overflow to top of the high line. It might even be slightly over the line. Would that cause it to leak?

Darrell41653 08-11-2017 04:15 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
I know our bikes have an overflow tank under the seat.
Where exactly is the coolant leaking from?
I'll have to go look as I didn't realize these bikes had an overflow tube other than the one to the tank.
A pic would be great.

Darrell41653 08-11-2017 04:25 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
I just went out to the garage and looked. I see the coolant overflow tube going from the radiator to the catchment tank under the seat. I don't see any other drain tubes.
Mine is an '06, maybe the '04 is different?
I have mine filled just slightly over the top fill line on the catchment tank, never have I seen any coolant drips...From anywhere.

Just a thought but... The '06 bikes have two overflow lines from the carbs on the lower left side, near the shift lever.
This isn't where you are seeing the drips is it?
If so it is nothing to worry about.
Mine will have a few drops from time to time, but it is gas, not coolant.

599-er 08-14-2017 09:29 AM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by rkozicki (Post 256164)
Yes I filled the overflow to top of the high line. It might even be slightly over the line. Would that cause it to leak?

Could be. Try to drain some out.

rkozicki 08-14-2017 06:55 PM

Re: Small drip leak coolant overflow
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 599-er (Post 256174)
Could be. Try to drain some out.

I guess enough dripped out. That seems to have been the problem. Not leaking anymore:thumbsup


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