As we move into summer it stands to reason our trike radiators will be ‘cooled’ with warmer air from the road surface.
To keep your radiators working and up for the challenge of warmer temperatures, it’s important your TOUROZ cooling system is regularly serviced.
Recently in our TOUROZ workshop, a couple of customers commented on engine temperature gauge irregularities.
If your trike’s temperature gauge is not in the normal position as you’re travelling it should ring a warning bell – your cooling system requires some attention.
It may just need a coolant top up, with the right coolant, to the correct level, which is an easy fix.
However, it does raise a good point – where has that coolant gone?
If there’s no sign of a leak, after filling it to the correct level, take a ride and check the level again when your trike is cold, such as first thing the next morning before setting out on your ride.
Adding the wrong type of coolant to your trike’s cooling system can cause coolant contamination. You’ll know when you see it. There will be a growth or jelly-like substance in your coolant that can block essential water flow passages.
If you are not certain of the type of coolant you’ve previously used, or contained in your trikes cooling system or if a considerable amount of time (12 months) has transpired since the last cooling system inspection, the best thing to do will be to totally drain it and then refill with your product of choice. Then, in future, only add that particular product as required.
There are three types of coolant available: Non-organic, organic, and hybrid organic.
If you are unsure about the correct coolant for your trike, ask a qualified cooling system technician.
By the way:
Do NOT depend on the colour of the additive, as the colour is a sales brand representation only.