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There is no cap on the radiator. The radiator can only be filled or topped-off by filling the coolant reservior. To access the coolant reservior, remove the left side crank case cover and add a 50/50 blend of coolant and DISTILLED water (pre-mixed works well). Make absolutely certain that the coolant is compatible with an aluminum radiator. The wrong coolant, especially alcohol based, will destroy your radiator in short order.

Your best bet is to read the label for yourself.

Add your coolant mixture and then run the engine for a few minutes, then turn off the engine and allow the radiator to draw what it needs from the reservior.

God Bless and good luck

Posted on Sep 09, 2010

  • Ed Nelson
    Ed Nelson Nov 04, 2010

    There IS a filler cap...it's under the tank.

    I have a complete How To with photos here:
    http://www.ednelson.us/blog/?p=763

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