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 Post subject: Coolant not getting to radiator
PostPosted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 4:59 am 
Have an 07' ruckus 4500 miles on her. Got the carb cleaned and upgraded to a polini variator/belt/dr pulley 5g sliders. Pinned it the other day with no cdi around 45mph. I was super stoked to have it running like it is and then it started to over heat and go into limp mode. the first time it happened I looked and the overflow tank was empty. I got it back to the house and filled the radiator and the overflow, let it idle for 5 min and hit the throttle to bleed the system and try to get any air out per other posts I've read here. The next time I rode the same thing happened. This time the overflow tank was showing a little fluid missing but when I opened up the rad it was almost empty. I have noticed a few drops of coolant on the garage floor on the left side of the scoot when facing the tail. I looked up under and it's coming from somewhere in the middle of the underside of the scoot under the carb, but me and my local scooter guy can't figure out where it is originating from. Haven't seen any leaks lately and the same thing happened again. Again I opened the radiator and it was empty and the overflow tank showed loss of fluid. I filled up both and bled the system. I can't figure out why the radiator isn't getting fluid and why it's draining from the overflow. Please help!


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 Post subject: Re: Coolant not getting to radiator
PostPosted: Mon Aug 07, 2017 9:05 pm 
Hello, this is my first post and I'm fairly new to Ruckus's, but....

If you are losing lots of coolant, but not really have any pools on the ground that are the similar volume of fluid, then it could be getting in to your engine through a leaky head gasket.

viewtopic.php?f=37&t=106063

I do hope I am wrong and that it is an easier fix. Someone please correct me if I am wrong.


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