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The coolant from the coolant tank overflows often.my mechanic showed me a overflow tube running from the tank. is my mechanic screwing around with me? he also showed me a rubber tube running from the engine. how come there are overflow tubes all over? or is my mechanic incompetent?

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I"ve never heard of engine overflow tubes...but bikes do have overflow tubes from the coolant tanks. Coolant should not overflow from the tank unless under extreme heat conditions.eg: idling for long periods and constant stop and go traffic. If your bikes coolant system hasn't been serviced in the last two years you might want to do that. also i would change out thermostat and also make sure that your fan is turning on..if its overflowing the fan should be on because the thermostat sends a signal to turn the fan on.

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