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post #1 of 11 Old 08-29-2010, 12:21 PM Thread Starter
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Coolanr Change Capacity

Im changing the coolant on my 2006 DL1000. The manual says 2 liters is in there. 2 liters came out. That doesnt seem like a lot. Is there more in there? Have you disassembled one of these? I know theres more oil at disassembly. Is there more coolant? Im asking cause Im changing to DexCool. Thanks!
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See Discrepencies in coolant capacities in the service manual

Pat- 2007 DL650A was ridden to all 48 contiguous states. I didn't quite make it to 17,000 miles on the 2012 DL650A.
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Well 2 liters came out and 2 liters went in. All at one time too.
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That's only 200ml shy of an initial refill of a dry new engine. It seems about right.

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post #5 of 11 Old 08-09-2011, 11:52 PM
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About 250 ml coolant left after change

Hi All,

Carefully drained the coolant by pulling off the radiator pipe then draining the last bit through the drain screw.

I'm about 250ml short of the specified full 1900ml when topping up despite gently squeezing all the pipes.

Can top up again when I get the bike back on the road next year, but was just wondering if this is usual.

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Did you fill the expansion tank? That might be responsible for the last bit of it.
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Did you fill the expansion tank? That might be responsible for the last bit of it.
Goiod question and yes I did. Absolutely filled the system. I'll just have to wait until next year then check the level very soon after starting it again.

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You got it about right. At least you read the metric capacity. The manual and dealers will tell you 4 quarts.

An the new Suzuki coolant has a nice blue color.

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Dexcool? WHYYYY?

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Had enough leftover from another change...
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