Suggestions welcome. Not sure what best options are - harass the dealer or give up and go elsewhere, and if so does anyone know any reliable mechanics in burwood or sunshine area (work and home) Firstly - i have always used the same dealer for my maintenace and have had all sevices done at the intervals. I'm on 28000km now so major service 24000 was only around 8 weeks ago (cam chain was done at same time) I have had coolant pushout fairly regularly and have overheated 3 times this year. I had overheat problems last year(jan) and they put a new thermostat in (that wound up not being needed) and in the end just replaced the radiator cap. I now think it only stopped because the weather got cooler. On the first overheat this year it started leaking from the o ring at the water pump. This was replaced ($200) and system tested. this was after the 24k service Had trouble starting the other day, for the first time, and it missed a couple of times, backfired and then ran like a dream for two days. Was pushing coolant out still so i did a search and printed typhoons post on some tests to do (for a zzr overheat thread as well). Typhoon I owe you big time, thanks. This morning i did the start and pull the cap off straight away test, and had pressure, so possibly head or gasket. I then did normal pre-ride and found i've used oil since yesterday. best guess on site glass is maybe 200 ml in 80 k's. Now think maybe bad start was an oily plug? Criticisms, comments welcome, i'm gonna die being off the bike for any lenght of time, and all this while i'm tying to finalise my upgrade.