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So why does my coolant flange have 3 bolts?

Discussion in 'Kawasaki 250cc In-line 4's' started by DamnitLaverty, Feb 6, 2017.

  1. DamnitLaverty

    DamnitLaverty Whattanoob!

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    IMG_6166.JPG FINALLY got parts and was reminded of a question that threw me when I pulled it apart. The bike has 2 holes on the flange above the thermostat.

    The gasket has 2 holes.

    Why does the flange have 3? This seems abnormal.
     
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    kiffsta Administrator Staff Member Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    I don't know, that seems odd, I have never replaced that gasket before
     
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    GreyImport Administrator Staff Member The Chief Contributing Member

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    No idea what that bit is it bolts into

    flange.png
     
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    DamnitLaverty Whattanoob!

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    There's nothing there to bite into except a rub spot where the previous owner tried lol. I'll take a pic later.
     
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    Tim_ resident nutcase Dirty Wheel Club Contributing Member

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    another bleeder like on the side near the water pump?
     
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    Yea need to see it from the other side and with the bolt out .... I would look at mine but my C parts are buried under 2 zillion FZR and Land Cruiser parts
     
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    Murdo The Good Doctor Staff Member Premium Member Ride and Events Crew Contributing Member

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    I would suggest a bleeder/drain bolt.
     
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    DamnitLaverty Whattanoob!

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    Nope. I swear it threads into nothing and it's on the far side of the gasket. IMG_6185.JPG
     

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