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06 rockett 3 the coolant overflows the res bottle just befor the fan comes on and if you give it gas it will spill more.and it will spill more after you shut the bike off and let it sit

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I have had this problem with a couple of rocket 3's what i have found is the radator caps on these things are weak. try and replace the cap and see if that don't solve your problem. the last one i had this problem with had a turbo on it and that all it took to solve the problem.

Posted on Aug 04, 2010

  • cat263 Aug 04, 2010

    Thanks I will try that

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Hi i have a nc24 , love the bike bt when idling it overheats and spills coolant out the overflow of the reserve coolant bottle, what would cause this?please help


Does your bike have a fan in front of the radiator? if so, check if it is working, also check the filler cap for the coolant, if faulty, it will cause the coolant to leak under pressure

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93 GMC Safari overheating. This happened spontaneously. Runs hot very quickly when I drive it. There is antifreeze in both radiator and overflow res, overflow res fills up more after driving a bit. ...


It would appear your thermostat is stuck in the closed position , find where it is on your engine, drain coolant and remove thermostat housing and stat, replace housing(liquid gasket OK) and coolant. now run engine, turn heater controls to hot leaving filler cap off, top up any water to max and replace cap now warm up to temp until fan comes on. if all ok replace thermostat with a new one and new gasket, you could also flush the sytem out at the same time with a hose pipe by loosening one of coolent pipes and flush radiator.

Nov 04, 2013 | 1993 GMC Safari

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Heat is not working - coolant was low so filled it.... problem here... heard something about an air pocket


If you dont have an external coolant leak anywhere under your hood that has shown up on your driveway it could be the intake manifold or the headgasket leaking. Also check the thermostate to solve the heat issue.

Jan 05, 2011 | 1998 Pontiac Bonneville

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Slight overheating in traffic,goes up 2 notches over half way mark.coolant pushed out of overflow bottle,engine heats too long before the fans chip in.temperature stays at halfway mark on...


These vehicles, when equipped with the 3.1L engine are very prone to head gasket failure. A local garage should be able to preform a block check to tell wether combustion gasses are entering the coolant. Because you said the coolant pushed out the overflow this is definately where i would start. The normal operation of that vehicle is for the fans to turn on around 106 degrees celcius. If you can, take a temperature reading of the coolant to ensure they are coming on at the right temp. Other possibilities are an inefficient radiator, coolant temp switch/sensor causing inproper fan on temperature,

Jun 06, 2010 | 1998 Chevrolet Malibu

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I only have heat when I step on the gas.


does the fan speed up when you step on the gas, or does it blow a consistent speed, just warmer when the engine rpms go up? If it blows faster when you step on the gas, it's just a battery or alternator issue. you start by replacing the battery then testing the alternator. on the other hand, if the fan speed is consistent and the air coming out of the vents gets warmer when you step on the gas, the issue may be with your water pump.

Feb 16, 2010 | 1998 Ford Windstar

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Why is the coolant coming out of the overflow bottle


make sure there is no coolant leak. is the radiator fan running? it should run whenever the A/C is on. if not, that will be the problem. Engine running, A/C on, see if the fan is running, if not get a long rod, broom handle ect and tap on the motor, if it starts to spin or starts running, replace the fan assy.

Sep 18, 2009 | 2000 Dodge Dakota Quad Cab

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Overheating, guage not over 1/2 mark, overflow smells like exhast


Have you tried running car from cold, with rad cap off, & heater turned on, coolant topped up, an inch or 2 from top of rad? Let it run up to operating temperature, cooling fans kick in & out 2 or 3 times, and top up coolant as needed, then put rad cap back on, & fill return bottle up to mark. There may be a worse problem, but bleeding system as I have described, ensures all air out of heater core & cooling system, which has been cause many times before on all makes & models of vehicles. Especially when no heat situation. Let me know if it helps.

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Radiator fluid spewed everywhere.


a stuck closed thermostat may have caused the engine to super heat on shut down, the radiator fluid came from the surge tank as it boiled over..

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Start with engine cool. Remove rad cap, top up coolant, start engine, & turn on heater (not defrost). let it run until up to normal operating temperature & radiator fan comes on, then shuts off. Let it do this about 3 times before you put rad cap back on & top up return bottle to proper level. Every once in a while, rev engine slightly for a few seconds while your doing it, to speed up bleed by increasing flow. Keep an eye on temperature gauge for too hot, and fan not coming on, if so, shut it off.

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