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Old 08-10-2011, 10:28 PM   #1
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Default Boiling water and caramel colored oil :(


I have a 01 suzuki gsxr 750. I noticed when I parked it today (after about 30 mins of riding) that I have a noise. It sounds like boiling water but no water is leaking from the bike. I checked the bike temp about 3 minutes after I turned it off and it said 215 degrees

I took a look at my oil check window and the oil color is sort of a burned caramel color.

blown gasket?
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Old 08-11-2011, 06:09 AM   #2
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Originally Posted by TabooCrime View Post
blown gasket?
Yes very likely.
Need to do a leak test on the cooling system.......
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Old 08-11-2011, 09:13 AM   #3
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If the head gasket is blown, the oil will have white traces, or even white foam, in it.

Check the radiator fluid level at the cap and the bottle. Drain the oil and look for traces of water.
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Old 08-11-2011, 11:04 AM   #4
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And- if you have the ability, pull the plugs and look for water.

Finally, check the cylinders for compression to see where the leak is. It's academic, since the head has to come off anyhow, but maybe it'll tell you something.
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