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Old 11-19-2012, 03:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i read through some of the threads on how to change the coolant on a Volusia 800/C50. ill probably be doin that pretty soon.

readin through the threads, i didnt find a way to measure the coolant. i know its 50/50 coolant to water, but how would i measure the 750mL water and 750mL of coolant? (or 1500mL premix).. i dont have any metric measurin dealies to use.
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so i read through some of the threads on how to change the coolant on a Volusia 800/C50. ill probably be doin that pretty soon.

readin through the threads, i didnt find a way to measure the coolant. i know its 50/50 coolant to water, but how would i measure the 750mL water and 750mL of coolant? (or 1500mL premix).. i dont have any metric measurin dealies to use.
750ML is equal to about 26oz or slightly more than 3 cups.
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1,500 ml = 1.5 liters. Surely you have a two liter bottle in the trash. Fill it half full of water and half full of Antifreeze.
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Just buy the 50/50 premix and dont have to worry about it.
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^^^^^^+1 and just fill it up, thats it.
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well i know how to mix it.. is it possible to overfill it or not fill it enough?
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If you overfill it. it will just spit it out the overflow hose when you ride it. just fill the coolant resevoir close to the top and ride.
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so fill the radiator all the way to the cap, and fill the resevoir up? and keep an eye on the level?
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so fill the radiator all the way to the cap, and fill the resevoir up? and keep an eye on the level?
Yes, the rad gets filled to the top and there's a full mark on the reservoir. Keep it between the L and F marks.
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