Coolant check . Any help appreciated
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Author:  gavadava [ Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm ]
Post subject:  Coolant check . Any help appreciated

Hi all. I'm a London based Ducati enthusiast of many years. I used to have older stuff (even older, I should say) but now have only a recently acquired 906 and I'm not used to water cooling.
Getting to the point- I've got a very stupid question. How do I check the coolant level ?
Should I be able to see it in the expansion tank when the engine is cold ?
There seems to be no obvious indicator on the side of the tank and not a lot to be learnt from the owners handbook.
Any help would be most appreciated . Gavin

Author:  Mc tool [ Fri May 26, 2017 12:58 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Coolant check . Any help appreciated

header tank should be about 1/2 full. There is an over flow tube connected near the filler cap and the whole plot is pressurised just like the car , so fill her up 1/2 way , and then keep a bit of an eye on it till you can be sure your not leaking fluid somewhere :)

Author:  englishstiv [ Mon May 29, 2017 8:06 pm ]
Post subject:  Re: Coolant check . Any help appreciated

Just as Mc Tool suggests, I would run it around the block with the fairings off up to temp and fill as required. It is not the easiest of things to check with the fairings on, On my 907ie I have gone the water-less route and will with my 906 too. The bonus is the liquid is very dark so easy to see and the one sold by Demon Tweeks changes colour if your Cylinder Head goes south. :thumbup:

Author:  Kmamac [ Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:46 am ]
Post subject:  Re: Coolant check . Any help appreciated

Hi Gavin
I'm also in London. Where are you specifically? Would be nice to meet sometime on paso's if you're up for that?
I'm in SE London Forest Hill on the south circular.
Best regards
Keith MM

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