Question about 1982 Honda GL 1100 Gold Wing
Maybe, also maybe dirty/sloppy valve seats. In any case, not really a good thing--Coolant anywhere other than inside the radiator or within the coolant tubes/orifices/paths is not the intended method and obviously suggests a leak. Since the over flow bottle is right there by the air cleaner, you COULD POTENTIALLY have a split hose, or leaky bottle, might as well check. Running some cleaning solutions through the valves can remove deposits and what not without having to remove the heads and all. Does the motor maintain a good temp when operating at highway speeds good stretches of time (at least 30-60 minutes)? Sitting and idling, all of these motors will get very warm after 10-15 minutes even with perfect cooling systems. But, if at highway speeds, it rises in temp, that may suggest more of a head gasket.
Do you see any other weeps of coolant on the outside of the motor, especially between the cylinder heads and block? And also, how much are you finding in the plenum (the air chamber)?
If it's accumulating rapidly, you'd also see a whitish type smoke from your exhausts, often with a sweet(sickenly sweet) smell of sorts.
On head gasket leaks, you can sometimes get away with retorquing the cylinder head bolts a bit--maybe another few pounds. Don't do it too much--you'll strip the bolts out of the soft aluminum, but maybe, if already torqued to factory spec, another 32nd or 16 of a turn. Try just one or two bolts first, then the others if the weep doesn't seal up.
Posted on Mar 21, 2009
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