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Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
Written by sr139fox on 6/11/2010 at 12:30 am

One other thing, will come up. Use silicate free antifreeze. I am old school and
sometimes hard headed, but I did a web search and a lot of reading and there is
a difference in antifreeze. For this old guy to switch, there must be something
to it. I plan on flushiing my antifreeze soon and replaceing it with the red
antifreeze. I even have trouble saying the red stuff, the green stuff has
treated me well for so long.

I am starting to think I need to switch my auto antifreeze to the other than
green antifreeze. Oh that's hard to say.

I attached a link for Havoline that you can get at your local auto parts.

http://www.havoline.com/products/na/antifreeze.html

Disclaimer, I guess i need this.
I have no connection , interest, or stocks with Havoline. Just wanted to pass
on some information.

Dave P.

Message Thread for message #93980

pcrider_nva
6/10/2010, 02:51 am
Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
I have a serious overheating problem apparently due to my fan not kicking in when its supposed to, or as often as its supposed too. The first time it occurred was after doing some city riding in stop n' go traffic. When I stopped, I heard thi

    goldwingman40
    6/10/2010, 05:03 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    Willie, It sounds to me like you have a bad radiator cap, not holding pressure. You can get a replacement at the local auto parts, #CST7515 or CST7516 (Cooling Systems Technologies) for about $7 or $8. Fred --- In

      lawrence_brott
      6/13/2010, 12:26 am
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      Would you happen to know the difference between the CST 7515 and 7516 caps? I was only able to locate the 7516 at Autozone ($7). I did notice that it was made for Ford products...should I be concerned that we have metric bikes and that Fords

    daviddockstader
    6/10/2010, 05:31 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    Bad connection to the fan. When I bought my '96 the fan didn't work at all. Water boiled over the first time I rode it into Louisville. Opened the access cover, found the wires, gave them a tug so I could see where they went and the fan h

      rwven6956
      6/10/2010, 10:56 am
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      Ahhh, it grounds through the switch....so my diagnostic instructions are all fouled up.....I should of held on to my shop manual when I sold my PC.....I should have held on to the PC too..... --- In

      dave_hiett
      6/10/2010, 02:45 pm
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      I second that emotion. This story is exactly what happened to the Dog while climbing trail ridge road in RMNP two yrs ago. When I later removed the front lower cowling, I found the connection to the temp sensor on the radiator was loose. A li

    rwven6956
    6/10/2010, 10:33 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    As I recall the fan circuit on the PC is fairly simple. The fan is controlled by a temperature switch in one of the radiator tanks. What's puzzling is why this seems to be effected by engine speed unless the increased vibration is cau

    jwswingle
    6/10/2010, 11:23 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    Ditto the cap, any closed cooling system will do this if the pressure is allowed to drop by even a small leak to atmosphere-boiling point rises with pressure, if you don't have a good seal, it boils at temps that might not open the thermostat

      gibinmich
      6/10/2010, 12:02 pm
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      I vote bad cap. Seal leaks and system looses pressure. Been there done that. I bet a lot of the coasters still have their original caps. Trash the cap! --- In

    sr139fox
    6/11/2010, 12:07 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    My 89 ran hot when I was in traffic. Turned out I had a bad bad fan switch. My fan would not kick on at all. I also checked my fan motor to make sure it would run. I removed my fan and tested it with a battery charger. What I discovered was t

    sr139fox
    6/11/2010, 12:30 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    One other thing, will come up. Use silicate free antifreeze. I am old school and sometimes hard headed, but I did a web search and a lot of reading and there is a difference in antifreeze. For this old guy to switch, there must be something t

    russelljpt
    6/11/2010, 04:36 pm
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    This sounds suspiciously reminiscent of a mysterious problem my '89 had. The temp gauge would act normally until I had ridden about 50 miles, or sooner if uphill, and then would quickly move to the hot end, and occasionally peg. Coolant in t

    jwswingle
    6/13/2010, 01:19 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    Last 2 digits should indicate the pressure at which it starts to vent..... Jon and BlackBird(94)

    pcrider_nva
    6/15/2010, 03:07 am
    Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
    [See Message No. 93962 for original content] Well gang, I believe my issue with overheating and spotty to virtually non-existent fan operation has finally been resolved. The WOTL (Wisdom of the List) was pretty well divided between a bad

      duane_cos
      6/15/2010, 04:23 am
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      As the old timers in the Triumph group will say, no matter what the problem looks like it is always electrical... Ride well, Duane. --- In

      jwswingle
      6/15/2010, 01:00 pm
      Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
      Ditto the group sentiments-virtually no flaming, some folks with MASSIVE miles of seat-o-pants experience, some great mechanics in the bunch. As to the Triumph reference, that was Brit electronics back then-nowadays, most electronics are

        duane_cos
        6/16/2010, 06:31 pm
        Bubble, Bubble, Toil and Trouble
        Right-o and all that rot... I was just poking a little fun at myself and my 03 Triumph Thunderbird. It, being a Hinkley model, doesn't seem to have the Lucas heritage (thankfully!). Also what I was getting at is the fact the the fix i