Thread: Coolant issue??
05-18-2013, 02:17 PM #1
I just got back from my 4th trip this year on my 06 RXT. I was out for only an hour after I smelled what I thought was burning coolant. I got a quick whiff of it, but then it was gone. I immediately stopped and I popped the seat off and I could hear what sounded like boiling coolant. There was a small amount of white smoke / vapor coming from the hose attatched to the J Pipe, but this smoke/vapor had zero scent. There were no warnings / high temp signals on the dash. I brought it home and checked all the hoses. Everything is secure. The only thing I can think of is that I recently pulled the super charger and out of a moment of stupidity, I popped the coolant hose off for a split second and a very little amount leaked out. Could I have air in the coolant lines now? Anyone have any thoughts?
Thanks, and I appreciate all input.
05-18-2013, 02:52 PM #2
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As someone that is mechanically inclined and paranoid I will sometimes smell the same thing, and freak out like you did. I find that most times it is just an random smell. Only once have I actually found a lose hose.
05-18-2013, 02:59 PM #3
It could have just been the coolant burning off of the engine that spilled. Is your coolant bottle low?
05-18-2013, 04:00 PM #4
Coolant level is correct...I'm going to test it here on the water shortly. I can't see anything wrong. The bubbling/boiling sound is worrisome.
05-18-2013, 09:52 PM #5
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do you have any black particles floating in the coolant
05-19-2013, 01:31 AM #6
A boiling jug is a sign that your coming up to some issues.
It shouldn't boil out water.
05-19-2013, 12:57 PM #7
Sounds like stuck thermo how long has it been sense you road it and is it stock thermo?
05-19-2013, 01:33 PM #8
05-19-2013, 05:31 PM #9
05-20-2013, 08:31 PM #10
Since you guys are talking about coolant . I have a 2008 RXP-X with 116 hrs & having issues with antifreeze leaking into the hull ,but all the hoses are connected .
My dad thinks my thermostat was sticking & that it boiled out ! I took my first run of the season last Friday . I would do a run half throttle & come back & seemed to be OK ! Then my last run I opened her up & when I got back I could see the resivor went completely empty ! I have been trying to figure out this problem @ the end of summer of last yr & still don't have a solution or fix yet ! Could someone chime in on this problem ? Other than that my ski runs like a raped APE ! LOL
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