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my dtre 07 seems to dislike coolent, every time i top it up it just comes back out the overflow when im driving :(

ive been leaving little puddles of it every where any ideas how to stop this would be great ;)

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my dtre 07 seems to dislike coolent, every time i top it up it just comes back out the overflow when im driving :(

ive been leaving little puddles of it every where any ideas how to stop this would be great ;)

Take off the radiator cap and rev the engine a bit. If there's bubbles coming up then it's probably the head gasket gone.

Check that first.

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+1 for the above.

But i will ask where are you topping it up. The radiator or the coolant expansion bottle?

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well thanks for the help og im gona go check that now, and ive been toping up the radiator vez does it make a differance :huh:

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you could be over filling it ,you should top up the expansion bottle,but don't over fill it.

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I top up from the radiator with the bike upright and also try to keep the expansion bottle between the marks. If you do this and it still leaves puddles, then a compression inspection is on the cards imo.

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why would you want to top up through the rad,when you have a expansion-bottle.

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why would you want to top up through the rad,when you have a expansion-bottle.

Because when i have had leaks ect in the past, the radiator has never sucked fluid from the expansion bottle, seems to be a one way street on the DTR ime. Although the tubes are routed differently on the newer models, i have never wanted to take the chance of thinking i have plenty of coolant just because the expansion bottle looks full.

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why would you want to top up through the rad,when you have a expansion-bottle.

If there is a leak in the system, it will break the vacuum created as the coolant cools and retracts and the coolant won't be drawn from the recovery tank.

To th O.P.:

Good idea to remove the rad cap and have a look when you check the oil or every other time at least. I've also seen a blocked rad cause coolant to be pushed out of the recovery bottle.

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problem solved guys i took the radiator cap of and gave it a wee rev, and it was bubblin like mad :angry:

so thursday night swaped the head gasket with a nearly new one and thats seemed to have fixed it :D although there was not much wrong with the gasket that came off weird :huh:

thanks for all the help guys ;)

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problem solved guys i took the radiator cap of and gave it a wee rev, and it was bubblin like mad :angry:

so thursday night swaped the head gasket with a nearly new one and thats seemed to have fixed it :D although there was not much wrong with the gasket that came off weird :huh:

thanks for all the help guys ;)

Good to hear its fixed :thumb:

Hate to say it, but it may of just needed re-torquing. The head/cylinder is supposed to be checked and re-torqued periodically after a new gasket if fitted.

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Good to hear its fixed  :thumb:

Hate to say it, but it may of just needed re-torquing. The head/cylinder is supposed to be checked and re-torqued periodically after a new gasket if fitted. 

eh like few days later mite do that today and my jets gona start with the 230 see what that is like

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