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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Oil Pump Drive Gear Installation
Install is the reverse of removal. Note the following. First, engage the oil pump chain [A] to the gears, and then install the oil pump drive gear [B]. Turn the “OUT” mark [C] to outside. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the oil pump drive chain guide bolt and the oil pump drive ...

Engine Installation
Apply molybdenum disulfide grease to the threads of the adjusting collars [A]. Install the adjusting collars to crankcase backside until end of the threads. Install the adjusting collar [A] to the frame until end of the threads. Replace the engine mounting nuts with ne ...

Intake Air Temperature Sensor Output Voltage Inspection
NOTE Be sure the battery is fully charged. Turn the ignition switch to OFF. Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel System (DFI) chapter). Disconnect the intake air temperature sensor connector and connect the measuring adapter [A] between these connectors as shown in ...