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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 09-28-2019, 07:27 PM Thread Starter
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Amount of a coolant for 1 Gen

As far I know - coolant tank in 1 Gen is on the right site when in newer FJRs tank is placed under left fairing. I've checked my coolant level and it's okay... But I have a really dumb question. According to the manual - tank's capacity is 0.25L. It really takes only such a little amount of cooling fluid to fill the tank? Or there is another that wasn't mentioned in user's manual?
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I don't know the exact capacity, but the expansion tank is not very large. If I recall it didn't take much to top it up when I did the coolant change on my Gen 1.
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That's just to fill the little plastic tank on the side, not the full system. I'll be changing mine this week so I'll try to measure how much comes out.
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According to my oh-fishal Yam Service Manual, GEN1 Cooling system capacity is 3.2 Liters or 3.38 US Quarts.
The Reservoir Capacity is 0.485 Liters or 0.51 US Quarts (does that mean filled to the top???)
Low mark to Full mark is 0.15 Liter or 0.16 US Quarts.
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Just an add on for my Gen 2 FJRA. Looking at the coolant level at reservoir tank, thought level was where it was supposed to be. HA, the mark was really rust. With help from this forum I changed coolant, thermostat, and cap, bottle brushed reservoir tank and cleaned tubes. Ran coolant through my FJR 3 times to get clean looking coolant with no rust, then bought expensive engine ice coolant.

The former owner had recorded when he changed the coolant so by looking at the level I thought I was good to go. So now when I check the coolant I'll bring out the LED flashlight and shake the bike a little to know where level really is.


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Just an add on for my Gen 2 FJRA. Looking at the coolant level at reservoir tank, thought level was where it was supposed to be. HA, the mark was really rust. With help from this forum I changed coolant, thermostat, and cap, bottle brushed reservoir tank and cleaned tubes. Ran coolant through my FJR 3 times to get clean looking coolant with no rust, then bought expensive engine ice coolant.

The former owner had recorded when he changed the coolant so by looking at the level I thought I was good to go. So now when I check the coolant I'll bring out the LED flashlight and shake the bike a little to know where level really is.
Ditto about the reservoir tank. Each time I replace my coolant I take a few minutes and hit it with a bottle brush. Otherwise it becomes too foggy to see the level.

I think you Gen 1 guys are about right with the capacity. My Gen 2 takes just under a gallon total, 3.6-3.7 qts mentioned earlier sounds about right.

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