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Is there a history of ZRX1100 radiators leaking from the top water passage?

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Hi, You don't say how much of a leak or if it is wet or blackened oil or if it is oil. Could it be brake fluid ? Clutch? I think before I pulled the trans cover I would remove alot of the fairing pieces and check for loose bolts, clamps, clips, check hoses, seals and overflows. Check levels to see what is low or maybe too full. Don't look for problems that might not be there! Find your source first! Good Luck!

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Connie, Were the radiator,water pump and thermostat replaced to try and fix the over heat issue or as maintenance. Engine overheating can be caused by a lot of things, Leak in cooling system, air in system, bad rad. cap, slipping belt, faulty thermostat or installed upside down, faulty water pump, plugged radiator (inside/outside), collapsing rad hose, faulty cooling fan, leaking head gasket, sludge plugging engine water passages, poorly tuned engine, etc..
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Engine is leaking coolant. Changed water pump, engine no longer overheats, still leaking. Appears to be coming from a gasket between the drive belt and oil pan but not sure what gasket that is.

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maybe it the cylinder head gasket,, this simpton is when u run high speed the engine temp also goes up

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A head gasket leak may be letting exhaust gasses get pushed into the coolant system. To check for that, have the test done for exhaust gas in the coolant. You may be able to rent the tester at a parts store, then you would just have to buy the special fluid. An easy test, simple to do. (Read the directions: I have never used one.) You just draw some coolant into the tester. The fluid will turn a certain color if hydrocarbons are present. Hydrocarbons in the coolant is exhaust gas, and pretty certain it is getting in through a head gasket leak. That might explain the overheating, too. A cylinder compression test might show that, too, as a cylinder (or two adjacent cylinders) with low compression.
I can't think of any way air could get into water down at the water pump. The lower radiator hose, the lower half of the radiator, and the water pump are completely submersed in coolant. Any air down there would immediately rise to the top and out the radiator or into the top of the engine water passages. No way for air to get trapped down there.
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Could corrosion on the water pump gasket leak oil into the radiator

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Small hole in bottom of radiator drips

There are products out there like stop leak that MIGHT stop the radiator leak. However... the only real repair is either to have it soldered (if the end caps are not plastic) or replace the radiator all together.

Adding a product like "Stop Leak" most often starts to introduce other problems to your vehicle like a future water pump seal failure or clogs in the smaller water passages in the engine block, heads and manifolds and the thermostat heater bypass hole. Anyone that has ever done any major engine repairs will know immediately if stop leak was used in a cooling system.

The best fix is to replace the radiator.

Many radiators today can not be repaired

Stop leak is in most any auto parts store. Just be advised of what you can expect down the road.


1. warmer than usual engine operating temps
2. water pump seal failure
3. heatrer core clog (no heat)
4. passenger heat control temp valve clog (no heat)
The choice is yours. Personally I would not do the "Stop Leak" treatment attempt. Sometimes it works other times it does not.

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External leak - you would see fluid on the ground Internal leak - you would see steam/white smoke from the tail pipe or water in the oil (may look like chocolate milk or not), if the oil level is extremely high this would be a good indication
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If you have to add more than a cup of water to the inside of the radiator then you have a coolant leak in the system somewhere and that is why I said every GOOD mechanic will first pressure test the cooling system for leaks before doing any repairs like a water pump.

It still sounds like you either have:

A. Don't have enough coolant inside the radiator to keep the cool...thus you have a leak somewhere


B. You have a restriction somewhere...probably in the radiator which is not allowing coolant to flow throughout the engine and heater core.

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Your head gasket has blown out of the side. It'll blow air into the water passage and this is why you feel air out of the top of the radiator. It blew away from the oil passage and this is why you don't have water in the oil.

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