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Why does the service manual for a 2005 Honda CR 85 (2-stroke motorcycle) call for the replacement of coolant be done by a trained professional with special equipment? Can you just not pour coolant intot he radiator?

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  • rowojr May 10, 2009

    is there a way that I can limit the risk of this happening at home?

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You can add coolant yourself. They are concerned taht if you drain the system or flush it, that you won't get all the new coolant back in and end up with air trapped in the system, which is hard to purge.

Posted on May 10, 2009

  • gerry bissi May 10, 2009

    If you are replacing coolant, just try to park uphill when you do it. On ramps if possible. You want the radiator opening to be higher than the engine.

    Also, leave the radiator cap loose when refilling and initial running of hte engine. This will burp the air bubble. Then, tighten the cap fully.

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