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Overheating x9 500

The bike is OK on a run but when you have to spend anytime stationary,at the lights or caught up in traffic it starts to overheat to the point where it comes back out of the expansion tank at pressure.
i have fitted a new thermostat and the fan is working fine. there is no sign of water contamination in the oil.
the scooter is a year 2002 piaggio x9 500cc with 7000 miles on the clock.

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  • Anonymous Mar 10, 2009

    Perhaps there is an airlock or an obstruction or perhaps the pump is not working properly. If the radiator is still cool when the fan comes on then the coolant is not flowing properly.

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I had similar problem last summer. My problem was vapor lock. Open fill cap and coolant line at engine. Fill until you have positive flow. If you don't get flow, you may have to crack fill side of thermostat and out put side of pump (in that order).

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