Well, for the past week... Let's start with this.
Do you see a problem between these two pics?
DDM Tank and radiator cap.
Here is my story....
Last couple of rides, I was getting a whiff of coolant. Not steady, but intermittent puffs. So, I did the usual visual inspections, flashlight and mirror, and touchy- feely. Then went boroscope to the difficult areas. Still nothing. Bought a cheap Mityvac from Amazon and everything pressure tested well, no leaks.
The radiator cap that came with my DDM TANK is a bitch to take off and a pain to install. When I got the cap re-installed, I noticed the mistake I had made. Had forgotten from my pump jockey days, the quick alignment check of radiator cap to vent.
First pic above is cap not fully installed. Second pic above is fully locked and aligned with vent overflow tube.
The coolant in my Sling is three years old and they say change five years or 150,000 miles...
Decided to change it out.
For those who haven't done the silicon hose mod or coolant replacement... what a PITA to drain, flush, and refill the coolant in this Slingshot. This coolant system has a lot of fluid traps in it.
With a directional push from mytoy ...
I bought a new billet and radiator cap.
Thanks mytoy ! Much nicer!
And it fits the under hood engine scheme.
Bought the 16lb assy for the DDM Tank from Amazon. Billet Radiator Cap.
Mounted a new Nitto in the rear...
And cleaned Jezebel up for her hot day out!
Yep, scuffed up the rear tire on a ride to get rid of that oily fishtail feel from a new tire.