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Old 01-28-2012, 09:16 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have been on this site for 45 min and cant find how to replace the coolant on a 2007 goldwing, can anyone guide me to the right site???

I called the dealer they want $250.00 to do the job, can it really be that hard??

I have heard it is very difficult and time consuming but times are tough

All I want to do is drain the coolant and replace it.

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Old 01-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Look for a shop manual on line. I am sure you can find one somewhere. Not meant as a joke but the old fluid will run out of the bottom and the new fluid will go in at the top. If they can do it (another human being) then you can do it. One of my mantra is that "if it was put together by someone then I can take it apart and put it back together." The only thing between you and a successful job is just doing it.
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Old 01-28-2012, 09:49 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Do you have a repair manual?

Sorry, the link that I copied as I did a search on the GL1800riders forum came up a blank.


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This is what pops up with your link -

Sorry - no matches. Please try some different terms.
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Old 01-28-2012, 11:31 AM   #5 (permalink)
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This might help.

http://www.pbase.com/fredharmon/coolant

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COOLANT REPLACEMENT
PREPARATION
Using coolant with silicate corrosion inhibitors may
cause premature wear of water pump seals or
blockage of radiator passages. Using tap water may
cause engine damage.
• The effectiveness of coolant decreases with the
accumulation of rust or if there is a change in the
mixing proportion during usage. Therefore, for
best performance change the coolant regularly
as specified in the maintenance schedule.
Mix only distilled, low mineral water with the recommended
antifreeze.
RADIATOR CAP RELIEF PRESSURE:
108 – 137 kPa (1.1 – 1.4 kgf/cm2, 16 – 20 psi)
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RECOMMENDED ANTIFREEZE:
Pro Honda HP Coolant or an equivalent high
quality ethylene glycol antifreeze containing
silicate-free corrosion inhibitors
RECOMMENDED MIXTURE:
1:1 (distilled water and recommended antifreeze)
COOLING SYSTEM
6-7
REPLACEMENT/AIR BLEEDING
• When filling the system or reserve tank with
coolant, or checking the coolant level, place the
motorcycle on its center stand on a flat, level
surface.
Remove the following:
– left engine side cover (page 2-5)
– front lower fairing (page 2-6)
– radiator cap (page 6-6)
Drain the coolant from the system by removing the
drain bolt and sealing washer.
Reinstall the drain bolt with a new sealing washer.
Remove the reserve tank mounting bolt and collar.
Remove the reserve tank from the frame.
Disconnect the siphon hose and overflow hose from
the reserve tank.
Empty the coolant and rinse the inside of the
reserve tank with water.
Connect the siphon hose and overflow hose.
Install the reserve tank by hooking the groove to the
frame properly.
Install the collar and mounting bolt.
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COOLING SYSTEM
6-8
Fill the system with the recommended coolant
through the filler opening up to the filler neck.
Install the radiator cap.
Bleed air from the system as follows:
1. Shift the transmission into neutral.
Start the engine and let it idle for 2 – 3 minutes.
2. Snap the throttle three to four times to bleed air
from the system.
3. Stop the engine and add coolant up to the filler
neck.
4. Install the radiator cap.
Remove the reserve tank cap/dipstick.
Fill the reserve tank to the upper level hole of the
dipstick with the motorcycle on its center stand on a
flat, level surface.
Install the following:
– left engine side cover (page 2-5)
– front lower fairing (page 2-6)
– right fairing pocket (page 2-12)
RADIATOR/COOLING FAN
REMOVAL
Drain the coolant from the system (page 6-6).
Remove the front fairing (page 2-10).
Remove the top shelter (page 2-11).
RIGHT RADIATOR
Be careful not to
damage the radiator
fins while servicing
the radiator.
Disconnect the right radiator fan motor 2P (white)
connector.
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COOLING SYSTEM
6-9
Remove the two screws attaching the connector
holder to the air duct.
Remove the three trim clips and air duct.
Remove the radiator grille from the radiator by
releasing the four hooks from the tabs.
Disconnect the siphon hose.
Loosen the band screws and disconnect the radiator
hose and bleed hose.
Loosen the bolt and remove the filler neck from the
radiator shroud.
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COOLING SYSTEM
6-10
Loosen the band screws and disconnect the drain
hose, upper and lower radiator hoses.
Remove the two mounting bolts and the right radiator
assembly.
LEFT RADIATOR
Be careful not to
damage the radiator
fins while servicing
the radiator.
Disconnect the left radiator fan motor 2P black
connector.
Remove the two screws attaching the connector
holder to the air duct.
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the pictures did not show up but here are the instructions for the , I am guessing they are the same
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What did you type in the search box to come up with no results? I came up with 10 pages and a ton of relevant threads by entering "gl1800 coolant change".

Here are just some of the threads I found:

http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/111018.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/110383.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/30638.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum4/68449.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/87376.html
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/forum1/36909.html
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