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post #1 of 12 Old 08-12-2012, 11:51 AM Thread Starter
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Coolant Hose Replacement

I have a leak in the water pump inlet hose PN 17853-19F00 that needs to be replaced. From what I can make of this, there is no practical way of making the repair without lifting the fuel tank to replace coolant. Is there any way to avoid this as the tank lift is an exercise that I would like to be spared?

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That should be covered under warranty. Your Glee can't be out of warranty yet.

That being said, you can pinch off the overflow tank hose at the radiator under the cap before draining the coolant. Then you can drain the coolant without losing the portion in the under tank reservoir. Refill the radiator using a long funnel and that takes care of the coolant part of the problem. Access to the hose is another matter.

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Thanks gw. The hose leak was unfortunately of my own doing. I have the replacement hose ordered and can now see how to address this fix. One final question--what should I do about a sealant when installing the new hose?
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No sealant, just make sure the inside of the hose and the barbs are clean.

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The hose leak was unfortunately of my own doing.
There's a story I'd like to hear.

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There's a story I'd like to hear.
I had hoped that nobody would ask. A very low speed drop in loose gravel exposed after lake water had dropped.
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I had hoped that nobody would ask. A very low speed drop in loose gravel exposed after lake water had dropped.
Then the bike tipped over into the lake and the hose fell on Excalibur?

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Then the bike tipped over into the lake and the hose fell on Excalibur?
Not exactly--the bike actually fell away from the lake and there was no sword. The hose was pushed inward and tore under tension just forward of the pump housing connection. The resulting leak was very slight and very little fluid escaped before it was detected. Fortunately, there was no other damage to the machine.
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17853-19F00 is #6 in the figure 20. It is not where it can be damaged in a fall. Are you sure you aren't talking about the hose between the water pump and the heat exchanger, #6 in figure 17? It is 16471-44H00. Or is it the water pump to radiator hose, #3 in figure 20, 17854-44H00?






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gw--It was Part #3 of Fig 20 (the one forward of the pump) which was pushed inward in the fall.

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