Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual: Coolant Deterioration Inspection

Kawasaki Ninja Service Manual / Cooling System / Coolant / Coolant Deterioration Inspection

If whitish cotton-like wafts are observed, aluminum parts in the cooling system are corroded. If the coolant is brown, iron or steel parts are rusting. In either case, flush the cooling system.

If the coolant gives off an abnormal smell, check for a cooling system leak. It may be caused by exhaust gas leaking into the cooling system.

Coolant Deterioration Inspection


Coolant Level Inspection

Refer to the Coolant Level Inspection in the PeriodicMaintenance chapter.

Coolant Draining

Refer to the Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Coolant Filling

Refer to the Coolant Change in the Periodic Maintenance chapter.

Coolant
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Pressure Testing
Remove: Upper Fairing Assembly (see Upper Fairing Assembly Removal in the Frame chapter) Radiator Cap [A] Remove the radiator cap in two steps. First turn the cap counterclockwise to the ...

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KIBS Hydraulic Unit Inspection
Remove the KIBS hydraulic unit (see KIBS Hydraulic Unit Removal). Visually inspect the connector terminals [A]. Replace the KIBS hydraulic unit or main harness if either of the terminals are cracked, bent, or otherwise damaged. If the KIBS hydraulic unit connector is clogged with mud or ...

Fuel Pump Installation
Remove dirt or dust from the fuel pump [A] by lightly applying compressed air. Replace the fuel pump gasket with a new one. Check that the fuel pump terminal [A] and band [B] are in place. Apply a non-permanent locking agent to the threads of the fuel pump bolts. Tighten the ...

Brake Hose and Pipe Damage and Installation Condition Inspection
Inspect the brake hoses, pipes and fittings for deterioration, cracks and signs of leakage. The high pressure inside the brake line can cause fluid to leak [A] or the hose to burst if the line is not properly maintained. Bend and twist the rubber hose while examining it. Replace the ...