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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 01:53 PM Thread Starter
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84' goldwing 1st start after 3yrs.

Finally got her to crank over! Smoked for 30 min with all the seafoam I poured inside carb and valves. Fan kicks on and seems to run pretty good. After running for a while noticed black drops leaking from "weephole" Im guessing coolant oil mixture but not 100% since it was flat black instead of a normal watery black(if that makes sence. Guessing Oring on water pump? Wondering if I should just change water pump now? Bike only has 23k miles.
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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-29-2019, 02:27 PM
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If you can find the new pump I'd put it in the seals are probably dried out. Also when you put the new coolant in Be sure to use Silicate free coolant.

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Hey Aron - Great advice on the correct coolant. The next step would be to get yourself a good maintenance manual. Clymer is one example.

Wow 23k miles, there are Goldwings that have coasted down a driveway more miles than that. You might gingerly put a couple tanks of gas through it while keeping a close eye on the status of your new fluids before replacing parts. Sometimes these old gals will spit and sputter a bit as they come back to life - then after a new set of tires, head trouble free for the open road.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 05-10-2019, 07:28 PM
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I have seen coolant turn the Flat Black color you described in engines that have been sitting. I think it is a reaction with Aluminum when not circulating, just a guess on the cause but I can confirm the result. The Honda Pre-Mixed coolant is the way to go.

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