Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Thermostat Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Thermostat / Thermostat Inspection

If the valve is open, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Inspection


The thermostat must be completely submerged and must not touch the container sides or bottom. Suspend an accurate thermometer [B] in the water so that the heat sensitive portions [C] are located in almost the same depth.

It must not touch the container, either.

If the measurement is out of the specified range, replace the thermostat with a new one.

Thermostat Valve Opening Temperature 58 62°C (136
144°F)


Thermostat Inspection


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