SV superbike leaking/using coolant
zv30 at sbcglobal.net
Sun Sep 21 09:53:13 PDT 2008
heat,things move when hot.if you have copper base gasket that would do it.
yes,you need to replace it.
Twin Works Factory
----- Original Message -----
From: "Morgan Jones" <morgan at morganjones.org>
To: "Suzuki SV650 Mailing List" <sv650 at micapeak.com>
Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 9:48 AM
Subject: Re: SV superbike leaking/using coolant
> Hrmph.. That was my read.. but what would cause that? Is the solution
> just to replace the base gasket?
> zoran wrote:
>> it is leaking through base gasket.
>> Zoran Vujasinovic
>> Twin Works Factory
>> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Morgan Jones"
>> <morgan at morganjones.org>
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>> Sent: Sunday, September 21, 2008 8:18 AM
>> Subject: SV superbike leaking/using coolant
>>> Hello everyone,
>>> My '99 SV track bike has developed what I think is a coolant leak..
>>> It was down probably a cup of coolant after my last track day. I
>>> filled it and took it to the track again yesterday. After a full day
>>> of riding it is down about 6 inches. It still cools fine but of
>>> course that's sort of a lot of coolant for a track day..
>>> Well in the middle of the day I pulled off the bodywork and this is
>>> what I found:
>>> It's definitely coolant--it's just a touch damp and smells like water
>>> wetter. There is evidence that there was fluid in the belly pan but
>>> very little (like 1/2 cup). The pan is totally dry.
>>> I cleaned it up and ran the bike until the fan kicked on and couldn't
>>> see evidence of leaking. I took the bike back on the track and it
>>> used more coolant.
>>> A little background: I bought the bike with a popped freeze plug
>>> which lead to a blown head gasket. That was 2 years and 12-20 track
>>> days ago.
>>> This is a worked bike: 680cc, carillo rods, valve work, race cams,
>>> flat slides. The work was all done many owners ago and as far as I
>>> can tell it was done well.. it has run like a Swiss watch in the 3
>>> years and probably 25 track days I've owned it. It's 90hp at the
>>> wheel depending on whose dyno you ask. It is clearly faster than
>>> other SVs on the track.
>>> Any ideas? I want desperately for someone to tell me that's dripping
>>> from somewhere and I just need to look harder.. That's not what it
>>> looks like to me. Could this be a leak from the water jacket at the
>>> base gasket? Does that ever happen?
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