I love to teach my son how to ride and repair stuffs the old fashion way. Here I will share some of our cheap DIY projects and repairs. I will also share some of my experience as a biker and as a pro mechanic. I am not a mechanic anymore but I still do repairs but mostly for my own machineries and this is why I try to keep everything easy and cheap. I also don't race anymore but I still love riding up the mountains where there is little or no help and all I can rely on is my small tool pouch and my monkey repair skills to bring me home whenever my bike or my friends bike breaks down.

If you are a tech-wiz or some kind of high-tech repair guru who likes spending too much $$$s buying stuffs and spends most of your time at a coffee shop posing your best biker battle gear clown costume and talking how great a biker you are then THIS IS NOT FOR YOU... Here we seriously ride our bikes and we try to keep everything simple, easy and cheap. Most of what I will share here are intended for riders who usually break their bikes to peices and may not be needed by other bikers.

I will also be sharing some cheap ways how I repaired my cars and computers. And for laughs, I will also add some weird / funny / odd stuffs that I or we did that worked and didn't work. Sorry about this blog's style, set-up or whatever you may call it, I'm an old school biker and its easier for me wrenching cars and bikes than typing on my keyboard...

Saturday, October 9, 2010

small tips on engine cooling system

You can use a normal water hose if your radiator hose blows up. Your bike/car will take you home but please get a new hose asap.

If you have a stucked thermostat, you might engounter engine over heating. Remove the thermostat and add water. Pump the lower hose to get unwanted air out of the water line. It will get you home again but please get a new thermostat asap. 

If your temp meter is not functioning check meter then check thermo sensor, check wiring especially the connectors for looseness or carbon and dirt build up. If there is too much carbon on the connector use an icepick or anything thin and scrape the carbon out and spray CRC/WD-40. 

Some over heating is caused by faulty rad fans. 

For 4 strokers. If your engine oil turns white, there is water in the oil. Head gasket might be the trouble. And if your gear box oil turns white, check the water pump/impeller. The water and oil seals are damaged.

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