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This is a discussion on When to change coolant within the Z1K/Z750 Maintenance forums, part of the Kawasaki Z1000, Ninja 1000, Z750 & Z-750S category; I am thinking about flushing my system this spring. When is the recommended coolant change? I have about 6500 miles, and I bet I am ...

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    I am thinking about flushing my system this spring. When is the recommended coolant change? I have about 6500 miles, and I bet I am overdue...

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    My service manual for the 07 Z1000 says every 3 years or 24,000 miles.

    However, I went ahead and replaced my coolant with Engine Ice last year after only putting on about 6500 miles.
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    You should have your valves checked and/or adjusted at 15,000 miles, at which point you will have to drain your coolant.

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    i change mine every 2 years. same time i change my plugs.
    I'm looking at an overhaul, and adding some spray, because if your going to die on a bike you may as well be going faster than everyone else

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    Ok, cool, I will have to do it this year. I probably don't need it at 6500 miles, but I just finished the 636 swap and changed the brake fluid over, so it is a good time to start fresh with all fluids...

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    fresh fluids

    Yes, fresh fluids, German beer and Jim Beam.

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    When to change coolant
    ...when it loses that Lemon-Lime flavor...
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    coolant

    What does everyone use for coolant after it looses the lemon-lime flavor?
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    I actually splurged and bought Kawasaki anti-freeze last fall. On my previous bike (Honda) I used Toyota Long Life anti-freeze that I had lying around for my wife's Celica. I think anything without silicates would be OK. That includes Honda's anti-freeze. Silicates seem to be hard on some water pump seals. I mix the anti-freeze with 50% distilled water.
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    coolant

    ABCDEFG, HIJKLMNOP, QRSTU and V, WX, Y and Z

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcw1205 View Post
    I am thinking about flushing my system this spring. When is the recommended coolant change? I have about 6500 miles, and I bet I am overdue...
    Cooling System Flushing
    Over a period of time, the cooling system accumulates
    rust, scale, and lime in the water jacket and radiator. When
    this accumulation is suspected or observed, flush the cooling
    system. If this accumulation is not removed, it will clog
    up the water passage and considerable reduce the efficiency
    of the cooling system. •Drain the cooling system (see Coolant Change in the Periodic
    Maintenance chapter). •Fill the cooling system with fresh water mixed with a flushing
    compound.
    CAUTION
    Do not use a flushing compound which is harmful to
    the aluminum engine and radiator. Carefully follow
    the instructions supplied by the manufacturer of the
    cleaning product.
    •Warm up the engine, and run it at normal operating temperature
    for about ten minutes. •Stop the engine, and drain the cooling system. •Fill the system with fresh water. •Warm up the engine and drain the system. •Repeat the previous two steps once more. •Fill the system with a permanent type coolant and bleed
    the air from the system (see Coolant Change in the Periodic
    Maintenance chapter).

    Coolant Change
    WARNING
    To avoid burns, do not remove the radiator cap or
    try to change the coolant when the engine is still
    hot. Wait until it cools down. Coolant on tires will
    make them slippery and can cause an accident
    and injury. Immediately wipe up or wash away any
    coolant that spills on the frame, engine, or other
    painted parts.
    Since coolant is harmful to the human body, do not
    use for drinking.
    •Remove the left lower fairing (see Lower Fairing Removal
    in the Frame chapter). •Place a container under the coolant drain bolt [A], then
    remove the drain bolt.
    •Remove the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Removal in the Fuel
    System (DFI) chapter). •Remove the radiator cap [A] in two steps. First turn the
    cap counterclockwise to the first stop. Then push and turn
    it further in the same direction and remove the cap.
    ○The coolant will drain from the radiator and engine.
    PERIODIC MAINTENANCE 2-59
    Periodic Maintenance Procedures
    •Remove:
    Right Seat Cover (see Seat Cover Removal in the Frame
    chapter)
    Hose [A]
    Reserve Tank Bolts [B] •Turn over the reserve tank, remove the cap, and pour the
    coolant into a suitable container. •Install the reserve tank. •Tighten:
    Torque - Reserve Tank Bolts: 9.8 N·m (1.0 kgf·m, 87 in·lb)
    •Tighten the drain bolt with the gasket.
    ○Replace the drain bolt gasket with a new one.
    Torque - Coolant Drain Bolt (Water Pump): 11 N·m (1.1
    kgf·m, 97 in·lb)
    •When filling the coolant, choose a suitable mixture ratio
    by referring to the coolant manufacturer’s directions.
    CAUTION
    Soft or distilled water must be used with the antifreeze
    in the cooling system.
    If hard water is used in the system, it causes scales
    accumulation in the water passages, and considerably
    reduces the efficiency of the cooling system.
    Water and Coolant Mixture Ratio (Recommended)
    Soft Water: 50%
    Coolant: 50%
    Freezing Point: –35°C (–31°F)
    Total Amount: 2.9 L (3.1 US qt)
    •Fill the radiator up to the filler neck [A] with coolant.
    NOTE
    ○Pour in the coolant slowly so that it can expel the air
    from the engine and radiator.
    •Check the cooling system for leaks. •Tap the radiator hoses to force any air bubbles caught
    inside. •Fill the radiator up to the filler neck with coolant.
    •Fill the reserve tank up to the “F” (full) level line [A] with
    coolant and install the cap [B]. •Install the fuel tank (see Fuel Tank Installation in the Fuel
    System (DFI) chapter). •Start the engine, warm it up thoroughly until the radiator
    fan turns on and then stop the engine. •Check the coolant level in the reserve tank after the engine
    cools down.
    If the coolant level is lower than the “L” (low) level line [C],
    add coolant to the “F” level line.
    CAUTION
    Do not add more coolant above the “F” level line.
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    This is awesome! Its like having the manual on the pc! Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by pcw1205 View Post
    This is awesome! Its like having the manual on the pc! Thanks!
    Look around the manual is online in pdf form.

    Save you the trouble

    http://www.scribd.com/doc/7227846/Servicemanual-z1000

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    I think on my 08 Z1K thjey call for 24K miles, but I might have it done at the 15K service just to be safe.
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