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I have a 1982 gl 1100a that had a water pump problum, I replaced the pump with a good used one, now there is a leak that i can't find.

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We need more info jaz, like where is the water dropping off the engine (or radiator), did you use new gaskets etc...
 

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When i replaced the water pump i instaled new gaskets, I can not see where any anti-freeze on the out side of the rad or the motor, is this a problum with this year and model?
 

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:waving::waving:Welcome to the Best Goldwing Site on the Internet jaz!:waving::waving:

What FitzAl is trying to find out from you is where on thebike do you see the coolant coming out? Is it on the bottom of the radiator, the bottom front of the engine of where do you see it. What areas are wet with coolant? If you can't decide, wash it down, let it dry and run it just a bit until the stuff shows up.
 

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Thanks for the replays this is GYRATE When i replaced the water pump water was coming from the grain hole on the bottom. No more leaks from the pump.

Now i was talking to was told that the water was possibly going in the engine and out the exhaust side of the valves, be for i parked the bike for the winter i noticed white smoke from the back of the bike, maybe a head gasket, is the head gasket hard to replace or is there any way to tell? :stumped:

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Pull the sparkplugs and check them for signs of coolant. Drain the oil and see if there's any sign of water. Since the bike's been sitting with the possibility of water in the cylinders all winter there's a good chance you've got some serious corrosion in the cylinders and possibly some valves frozen in the guides. The head gasket isn't all that hard to replace, get a Clymer manual and pull the head on the side that's showing water and take a look at things. If the cylinders and valves look okay once you have the head off you're probably okay for replacing the gasket.

If there's any corrosion at all in the cylindersit's a crap shoot whether the engine will hold up after replacing the gasket. It probably won't make it any worse if you clean up the visible crud and try to run it, but it's likely to be an oil burner after that.
 

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I just parked the bike for this year, planing to repair the head this winter after i move to a warmer place of b.c.

Is there any thing that i can to keep the heads loose without removing the heads?

I don't want to loose any parts
 

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If you aren't going to work on it for awhile, pull spark plugs and spray a good water dispersant such as WD-40 or LPS LST Penetrant into the cylinders to prevent further corrosion if you think there's water in the cylinders. Give it a good spray and turn the engine over a couple times and do it again. It would also be a good idea to drain the oil if there's any water in it.
 
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