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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 02:24 AM Thread Starter
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Engine heating & coolant problem

I took my bike in about a week ago because it was leaking coolant. It ended up being a seal on the water pump assembly, so they had to replace the whole assembly and refilled the coolant. I had just missed my warranty by 3 weeks. I have been noticing that my engine gets pretty hot pretty quick without much riding, unless I'm riding around 60-70mph and the air keeps my temp down. I thought there might be a problem. So today after a short 3 miles or so, I stopped in my driveway and let it idle. It climbed from about 170-180 up to about 230 within a few minutes. After longer rides, it will climb over 250. I was looking to check if my fan was kicking on, and I started getting sprayed with coolant. So my leak is in the front, before the repairs, it was in the rear. So my question is, what could keep causing my coolant system to fail like this. Could the first leak be a normal problem and this one is caused my improper installation? Also with this Honda shop, I got my bike back with a few minor scratches, worn away powder coating on my engine cover, and a cut in my right handle grip. Any advice?
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Yes, don't go to that shop again.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 07-16-2008, 09:34 AM
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there is a weep hole in the coolant pump cover which leaks coolant now and then, which is normal. But coolant being sprayed from the radiator area...? sounds like the honda shop doesn't know how to diagnose a simple leak! ridiculous. find another shop, or educate yourself and do the repairs yourself. better still, bitch to the shop that still leaks, it's coming from the front, and that the water pump did not have to be replaced, also there is damage to the body work and stator covers when you picked it up. the condition of your bike after repairs is totally unacceptable, and i would throw a fit.
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I'm with slugger - condition into shop should be condition out of the shop, or sue their balls off....

My bet on our leak is the radiator hose from the pump btw - just a guess tho
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