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 Post subject: Coolant check . Any help appreciated
PostPosted: Thu May 25, 2017 9:18 pm 
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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


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 Post subject: Re: Coolant check . Any help appreciated
PostPosted: Fri May 26, 2017 12:58 am 
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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 :)

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PostPosted: Mon May 29, 2017 8:06 pm 
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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:

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 17, 2017 10:46 am 
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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
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 3:16 pm 
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Hi all, apologies to all for the incredibly slow response- I was expecting to get a notification through my email account of any replies, as I hadn't I had assumed there'd been none.
Thanks for the assistance to all concerned.
The bike has been running well but I'm now looking for a clutch slave cylinder rebuild kit if anyone has any ideas ?
Keith - apologies again, turns out I am around the corner in Catford ! My daughter is at school in Sydenham. It would be good to meet up and chat Pasos sometime. Obviously I'm off the road until I can get some slave seals but you're welcome to drop in for a cuppa if you're out and about anytime on your 906.
Best regards, Gav 07958760759


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 12, 2017 7:21 pm 
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Have a look in the FAQ's as there is guff there re fitting a later model slave piston and seal off an SS, bit of home mechanicing involved but a sensible mod to do if your in the area
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 13, 2017 9:57 am 
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Cheers Hamish, I'm looking into it.


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