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post #41 of 55 Old 07-15-2016, 08:59 PM
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Update, fixed and dry.Hope it doesn't come back.the dealer said Kawasaki is going to follow up with me.they want to know why the first dealer didn't fix it.He said it was the worst he's seen and it was ridiculous the didn't repair it. So I'll go there for now on.We should have a good dealer bad dealer list lol.
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Now I'm losing coolant again.i don't see any leaks.the overflow was empty. Just filled it .Im hoping the dealer just left a little air in the system.i doubt it though, when I got it back it was slightly above the low mark. That would be quite a bubble.bike doesn't overheat. Do you guys think it could of just been air in the system? Ive put about 600 miles on it since the seals were replaced in the water pump.The oil looks good, at least from the sight glass it does.
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Now I'm losing coolant again.i don't see any leaks.the overflow was empty. Just filled it .Im hoping the dealer just left a little air in the system.i doubt it though, when I got it back it was slightly above the low mark. That would be quite a bubble.bike doesn't overheat. Do you guys think it could of just been air in the system? Ive put about 600 miles on it since the seals were replaced in the water pump.The oil looks good, at least from the sight glass it does.
Just air. Keep an eye on it. Add a little if needed.

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In the beginning of the season I noticed the water pump had some coolant residue on the bottom. just like the pictures posten in here. I dried it off with a paper towel and continued riding. After a ride or two I didn't notice anything. But I put maybe 1500 miles on the bike so far this season and I took off the faring today to change the oil and it had drop of coolant hanging from the bottom of the pump. It appears that it came out of the drain hole in the bottom of the pump. Is it normal to have any seepage from that under normal use or is that supposed to be totally bone dry all the time until it needs to be replaced? its by no means leaking leaking. just a drop or so every few hundred miles is my guess. If I need to fix it what are all the parts and such I need to replace. And I don't have a service manual so I would also need that to follow the manufacturers guidelines. the hosted service manual on here doesn't work. I am going to go about flushing the coolant today because the overflow tank is full of white casting powder from when they made the block.

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Needs new water pump. Those drops are coming out of the weep hole.

That's whats it for, to let you know the mechanical seal is starting to fail.

Should not leak at all.

Like everyone is saying, you need new water pump.

Unfortunately the $5 part that could be replaced to fix it
is not available and you have to buy the whole water pump
should be just under $200

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Is it required that I replaced the oil seal? Because I ordered all the seals except the oil seal because it is not leaking any oil at all
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Is it required that I replaced the oil seal? Because I ordered all the seals except the oil seal because it is not leaking any oil at all
I would replace it. It is only $20 or less. I did have to buy a bearing puller to get it out though and steal my wifes hair dryer.

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I would replace it. It is only $20 or less. I did have to buy a bearing puller to get it out though and steal my wifes hair dryer.
I called Kawasaki back up and ordered the oil seal.. I hope I don't need a puller. maybe I should go pick one up in the meantime while I wait for the parts. I have no clue what size to buy? also about what size socket is required to be used as the seal driver

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I called Kawasaki back up and ordered the oil seal.. I hope I don't need a puller. maybe I should go pick one up in the meantime while I wait for the parts. I have no clue what size to buy? also about what size socket is required to be used as the seal driver
I tried without a bearing puller and could not get it out and did not want to damage the area around the seal with a flat head screwdriver. There is blue loctite around the seal so you need to heat it up before attempting to force it out... I found a bearing puller for like 20 bucks at my local steves wholesale tools. Make sure to get the smallest bearing puller you can find cause the seal bearing is not very big.. I took the new bearing with me to make sure i got the right size bearing puller.

As far as socket size.. I don't remember what size it was but like 14mm or 15MM i believe.. should be close to that size. Your standard socket set should have it.

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I tried without a bearing puller and could not get it out and did not want to damage the area around the seal with a flat head screwdriver. There is blue loctite around the seal so you need to heat it up before attempting to force it out... I found a bearing puller for like 20 bucks at my local steves wholesale tools. Make sure to get the smallest bearing puller you can find cause the seal bearing is not very big.. I took the new bearing with me to make sure i got the right size bearing puller.

As far as socket size.. I don't remember what size it was but like 14mm or 15MM i believe.. should be close to that size. Your standard socket set should have it.
when installing the new seal do I put fresh oil around it to drive it in or do I do it dry?

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