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Overheating Bad then found something in my Radiator HELPP!!!!!

I own a 2004 600rr with 10,000 miles and last week I took it out for a spin everything was going good until I start to notice the temp were getting really high at one point it hit 270 so turn it off and waited for it to cool down and drove it home. When I got home I noticed my coolant in my reserve bottle was a different color it look like green lotion. Then I checked the radiator and the coolant lines and it was full of the green lotion. Recently I changed the oil cooler since I put a screw driver thru the old one when changing the oil. So thought maybe oil was mixing with the antifreeze but I drained the oil from the bike and it was clean since I just changed it. The bike runs good and doesn't smoke but I dont now what to do now to clean up the cooling system. I tired to get rid of the substance buy runing water tru the cooling system and drain it thru the water pump but nothing it seems like it doesn't want to clean up all the way.

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Looks like "stop-leak" was added at some point to temporaily fix a leak? I often see this on cars, and curse the guy who did it thinking he was gonna avoid a radiator repair.

Did you add anything like "stop-leak"? Whatever it is...... We (at the Ford Dealer) use cooling system flush chemicals to clean systems. We have 2 different strengths, and both are acid based, strong smelling liquids. You add them...run it for a good 20 minutes to an hour....then do a water flush until it runs clean. Then do a fluid swap, removing water and adding our antifreeze/water mixture.

Both flush chemicals are fairly cheap! good luck.
If it's coming from anywhere else....then I'm stumped, sorry, hope I helped?

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Also....as a side note....

When moisture or water gets into oil, it turns milky, which is why sometimes you see that milky crap on your car's oil cap underside. (condensation-normal to a point).

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Also again....

Mixing coolant types (colours) will cause gel to form. There is however a new Prestone that is compatible with all colour types!

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I never add any stop leak to the bike just antifreeze, i will try to run a radiator flush product to see if it will clean up the mess......
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we need to fixed this so we can ride......
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I never add any stop leak to the bike just antifreeze, i will try to run a radiator flush product to see if it will clean up the mess......
Could have been the guy you bought it from so he could sell the bike.
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Could have been the guy you bought it from so he could sell the bike.
Maybe .......but if I recall when I changed the oil cooler the antifreeze looked good the problem started when i changed the oil cooler could it be a bad oil cooler????
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...I tired to get rid of the substance buy runing water tru the cooling system and drain it thru the water pump but nothing it seems like it doesn't want to clean up all the way.
Have you tried using a garden hose, hooking it up directly to one of thse coolant hoses (can't be any leaks), and then turning the water on full blast? That should be enough pressure to flush that gunk out. Reconnect the hose, ride around the block, come back, and repeat until all that gunk is gone.
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Maybe .......but if I recall when I changed the oil cooler the antifreeze looked good the problem started when i changed the oil cooler could it be a bad oil cooler????
Sounds like there is a leak in the oil cooler. You can pressure test the oil cooler. I believe there is a section on the repair manual that will walk you through the process. It's pretty simple.
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I work on cars for a living and see this when the oil cooler or trans cooler fails. Typically, the oil or trans fluid side of the cooler is higher in pressure, therefore the coolant is what gets contaminated. Get it tested before you trash a motor. Good luck.
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