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Offline PotosiJoe

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2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« on: May 16, 2018, 03:51:06 AM »
Looking to change the coolant while the fuel tank is off doing the air filter.  Has anyone done theres?  Can I do it without laying it over on its side to burp the air out?  I have a small area to work in and no assistant to help lay it down and back up.  Advice needed.  If it must be done that way I will find a helper.  Hoping to find a easier way.  Thanks Joe

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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #1 on: May 16, 2018, 04:50:43 PM »
*Originally Posted by PotosiJoe [+]
Looking to change the coolant while the fuel tank is off doing the air filter.  Has anyone done theres?  Can I do it without laying it over on its side to burp the air out?  I have a small area to work in and no assistant to help lay it down and back up.  Advice needed.  If it must be done that way I will find a helper.  Hoping to find a easier way.  Thanks Joe
I did the whole thing while the bike was clamped to the table lift. No issues. There is an air bleed on the right-hand side of the bike on the rad hose. Pour slowly to allow the coolant to settle without causing air locks. You can bleed off the air from the bleeder while the bike is on the side stand, but I didn't find it necessary to do that.
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #2 on: May 16, 2018, 06:48:30 PM »
I did it last year. Draining was easy, and as long as you have the bleed open on the RH side and pour in slowly, it is no problem.

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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #3 on: May 17, 2018, 06:41:20 AM »
Super, I can handle that.  Thanks for the replies.  Thanks Joe

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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 10:05:23 PM »
So, in order to drain and flush the system the tank has to come off ?
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 11:39:14 PM »
*Originally Posted by Solidsnake [+]
So, in order to drain and flush the system the tank has to come off ?
According to Mark Barrett's Triumph Tiger Explorer Service Manual, "It is not possible to vent the system properly with the fuel tank in place" when you are refilling the coolant after draining it.
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 12:04:58 AM »
*Originally Posted by CaptainTrips [+]
According to Mark Barrett's Triumph Tiger Explorer Service Manual, "It is not possible to vent the system properly with the fuel tank in place" when you are refilling the coolant after draining it.

Ok, well I guess I have to then :D
It's ok though, I'll save it for a rainy Sunday or something
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2018, 09:49:01 AM »
I’ve done it with the tank on. I did lay it over but not all the way. I don’t think that is even necessary. If I had to guess, I went 45 degrees to each side. Haven’t had any issues since doing it either.
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2018, 10:00:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by FL_Explorer [+]
I’ve done it with the tank on. I did lay it over but not all the way. I don’t think that is even necessary. If I had to guess, I went 45 degrees to each side. Haven’t had any issues since doing it either.

Was that a 2-man job or did you do it yourself ?
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Re: 2014 Explorer XC coolant change?
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2018, 10:15:45 AM »
All by my lonesome. 2 would be ideal though.
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