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zx2r overheating

Discussion in 'Technical and Troubleshooting Torque' started by aldrich_87, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. My zx2r is overheating to the point I can't ride it.
    One overheating night I came home to find the oil light on. Next morning I changed the oil expecting to have none in there, but there was shitloads. I changed the oil anyways, went for a test ride... still overheating.

    1. Could be the fan, how do I check/test to see if this is faulty?
    2. Oil pump... I know nothing about it. Where is it? How does it work?

    Any help or suggestion would be appreciated. Cheers
  2. Make sure you've got coolant in your radiator and check your radiator cap, if the cap can't hold the pressure then the coolant will boil at a lower temp and your engine will overheat.
  3. Definately check coolant. You can check if the fan works by attaching 2 wires straight from the battery to the fan plug. good luck
  4. Thanks for the suggestions...
    Tested the fan. OK
    Rechecked Radiator. OK
    Tested Temperature Switch. NOT OK

    Just bought a 2nd hand one today from wreckers, hopefully this will fix it.
  5. wasn't even the temperature switch. it was the oil... the oil was that thick that it wasnt cooling down my engine..
    lesson: check/change oil frequently!