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    refilling the coolant

    ok I have a stupid question... probably just a brain fart..

    just finished putting the ski back together and I need to fill it up with coolant. Where do I put it in???

    I feel really dumb not being able to figure this out... maybe it is the heat getting to me....lol


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    oh...btw,

    this is on my 05 RXP

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    in the coolant overflow expansion tank right when u open the seat. just stop putting in coolant when no bubbles come thru the hole in the ride plate....take it out ...then fill up again etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2005cdoorxp View Post
    in the coolant overflow expansion tank right when u open the seat. just stop putting in coolant when no bubbles come thru the hole in the ride plate....take it out ...then fill up again etc.

    not quite sure what your saying..

    so I can add it to the overflow tank? how does it fill the motor & ride plate? wont this trap air in cavities?

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    The coolant overflow goes directly to the thermo, which dumps to both the block and the return on the rideplate...coolant will backflow both, filling both...It forces air out, but will have some trapped pockets until the block gets hot and the thermo opens, circulating coolant the opposit direction through the plate...

    Last time I filled my plate, I went until it stopped burping, but then topped the tank off to the top...After it got warm and cycled the coolant, it sucked the bottle down. I topped it off to mid tank, it took a little, and leveled out.

    Just don't run it WOT the first time, and the motor will find its way...

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    did you do this out of the water? or in? My engine temp never even reached 87 in the water today. (87 is when coolant starts to flow..tstat opens) So how do I get this thing to reach operating temp so coolant flows. I want to drain my cooling system and fill with new coolant.

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    how do you know your engine temp never reached 87??
    are you thinkin of the Etemp and Ltemp on the display?
    that is E temp Environment aka air temp.
    Ltemp is liquid aka water you are riding in temp, lake ocean whatever.

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    can be either in the water or out, but for firs ttime filling, do it on the trailer. you loosen the drainbolt in the rideplate, and burp the coolant lines. then plug it back up and top off, thats easier done on the trailer.
    after that just doulbe check after the first ride and top off as necessary.

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    damn.........thanks lextoy.......i feel dumb thinking that e temp was engine temp.....i appreciate ya getting me right. is there a way to tell when my coolant starts to circulate ???????????

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