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Old 05-03-2017, 03:35 PM   #21
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sell it and buy my bike. it's faster and has electronic goodies for max hooliganism
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:23 PM   #22
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At very least pull the plugs before spinning it over so you don't bend a rod if there is a leak into a cylinder.
Yes this is why freeze plugs exist, but I've basically never seen one pip and save the motor from catastrophic damsge
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Old 05-03-2017, 04:47 PM   #23
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At very least pull the plugs before spinning it over so you don't bend a rod if there is a leak into a cylinder.
Yes this is why freeze plugs exist, but I've basically never seen one pip and save the motor from catastrophic damsge
Maybe carsick will chime in. I remember seeing him messing with them at lrrs on an sv he bought super cheap, and the thing was running less than an hour later
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Old 05-03-2017, 06:33 PM   #24
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How hard is it to pull the valve cover off? I would top off the coolant and pressure test the system to see where the leak is coming from. Pull the valve cover/spark plugs to help with the inspection
The valve cover isn't too bad, have to pull the tank, airbox, etc. I called a couple dealers, and none of them thought the Triumph had freeze plugs. I'll start poking at it soon.

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whats the advantage to running that pink stuff?

I know on tracks would preffer water, but isn't your speedy strickly street?
I thought it was high end coolant that would help my bike run cooler because at the time, I was commuting through Middletown and had to sit in traffic fairly often.

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sell it and buy my bike. it's faster and has electronic goodies for max hooliganism
Don't think it hasn't already crossed my mind

If someone would offer me the right amount for mine, I would probably off load it. And I may or may not have already watched some YouTube vids and read some reviews on yours lol
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:32 AM   #25
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How much water did you see with the oil? Did the water come out first and then the oil? Was it a cup or just the milky white color? Reason why I ask is because depending in where you store it you could have had a bunch of condensation build up in the crank case. If you start a bike, let it idle and do not ride it during the cold months the motor will sweet on the inside and then you get the milky oil look. I have this happen to me Jeeps when I do not use them in the winter. Just a thought.
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How much water did you see with the oil? Did the water come out first and then the oil? Was it a cup or just the milky white color? Reason why I ask is because depending in where you store it you could have had a bunch of condensation build up in the crank case. If you start a bike, let it idle and do not ride it during the cold months the motor will sweet on the inside and then you get the milky oil look. I have this happen to me Jeeps when I do not use them in the winter. Just a thought.
+1 on this, my Duc looks like I run milk in it for oil sometimes with big tempature changes and not running it long enough to cook the water out of the oil
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Old 05-08-2017, 08:49 AM   #27
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Id pull the valve cover and inspect #15 and 28 http://triumphparts.englemotors.com/...02774-1-2.html


If ALL of your coolant poured out its most likely cracked. For it to be a plug the whole coolant system would have to sit above this plugs indoor for it to drain it.

Looking at a generic pic online of a block, I would inspect around the thermostat.

End game pull the motor and do a once over inspection, it will be easy enough to find the issue
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How much water did you see with the oil? Did the water come out first and then the oil? Was it a cup or just the milky white color? Reason why I ask is because depending in where you store it you could have had a bunch of condensation build up in the crank case. If you start a bike, let it idle and do not ride it during the cold months the motor will sweet on the inside and then you get the milky oil look. I have this happen to me Jeeps when I do not use them in the winter. Just a thought.
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+1 on this, my Duc looks like I run milk in it for oil sometimes with big tempature changes and not running it long enough to cook the water out of the oil
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I called a couple Triumph dealers and also went through the repair manual, and no one seems to believe that the bike has freeze plugs (at least, not the same as a Jap bike). It sounds like where the freeze plugs would be, there is some sort of threaded insert which obviously wouldn't pop like a freeze plug.

When I went to change the oil last Saturday, the bike had not been started since last year. I drained the oil, noticed the issue, and didn't go any further. Yesterday morning I drained and replaced the oil three times to flush it, and used distilled water to flush the coolant system. Each time I started the bike, let it get up to temp (until the fan kicked on), checked the entire thing for leaks, then drained both the water and the oil. I only rode it around the neighborhood (maybe a 1/4 mile), and didn't get out of 3rd gear or high RPMs. Here is a vid of the bike running yesterday and also another of the oil being drained and what color it was. The bike seems to run fine, doesn't smoke or anything which leads me to believe it isn't something catastrophic, probably a seal or something like I said above.

http://vid1005.photobucket.com/album...psrzrwwq1i.mp4

http://vid1005.photobucket.com/album...psjcot3nns.mp4
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Id pull the valve cover and inspect #15 and 28 http://triumphparts.englemotors.com/...02774-1-2.html


If ALL of your coolant poured out its most likely cracked. For it to be a plug the whole coolant system would have to sit above this plugs indoor for it to drain it.

Looking at a generic pic online of a block, I would inspect around the thermostat.

End game pull the motor and do a once over inspection, it will be easy enough to find the issue
When I get some time, I will pull the valve cover and look at 15&28, that's at least a good start
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Old 05-08-2017, 09:50 AM   #29
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Isn't there some sort of black light dye you can add to your coolant? Then see if it's present in the oil during the oil change?
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I read that but you didn't state how much water came out with the oil. A crack or a seal will literally fill the crank case with water.
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