Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Pressure Testing

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Coolant / Pressure Testing

Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn it further in the same direction and remove the cap.

Pressure Testing


NOTE

Wet the cap sealing surfaces with water or coolant to prevent pressure leaks.

Pressure Testing


NOTICE

During pressure testing, do not exceed the pressure for which the system is designed. The maximum pressure is 142 kPa (1.45 kgf/cm², 21 psi).

If the pressure holds steady, the system is all right.

If the pressure drops and no external source is found, check for internal leaks. Droplets in the engine oil indicate internal leakage. Check the cylinder head gasket and the water pump.

Remove the pressure tester, replenish the coolant, and install the radiator cap.

Coolant Deterioration Inspection
Remove the right lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal in the Frame chapter). Visually inspect the coolant in the reserve tank [A]. If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum par ...

Cooling System Flushing
Over a period of time, the cooling system accumulates rust, scale, and lime in the water jacket and radiator. When this accumulation is suspected or observed, flush the cooling system. If this accu ...

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Air Cleaner Housing Assembly
Install the ducts to the air cleaner housing. Fit the projections [A] of the duct into the slits [B] on the air cleaner housing. Tighten the screws [A]. Torque - Air Cleaner Housing Duct Screws: 1.1 N·m (0.11 kgf·m, 10 in·lb) Install: Air Cleaner Gasket [A] Duct [B] ...

Water Temperature Sensor Inspection
Remove the water temperature sensor (see Water Temperature Sensor Removal/Installation in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Suspend the sensor [A] in a container of coolant so that the temperature-sensing projection [C] is submerged. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] with temperature ...

Clutch Cover Assembly
Replace the needle bearings and oil seal with new ones. NOTE Install the needle bearings so that the manufacture’s mark face out. Install the needle bearings [A] and oil seal [B] position as shown in the figure. Press the upper and lower bearings so that the bearing surface [ ...