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Suzuki GSX-R 1000 Service Manual: Radiator inspection and cleaning

Radiator hose inspection

Refer to cooling system inspection in section 0b .

Radiator inspection

Inspect the radiator for water leaks. If any defects are found, replace the radiator with a new one.

If the fins are bent or dented, repair them by carefully straightening them with the blade of a small screwdriver.

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator inspection


Radiator cleaning

Blow out any foreign matter that is stuck in the radiator fins using compressed air.

Caution

  •  make sure not to bend the fins when using compressed air.
  •  Always apply compressed air from the engine side. If compressed air is applied from the front side, dirt will be forced into the pores of radiator.
  1. Remove the inner under cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .
  2.  Disconnect the cooling fan motor lead wire coupler (1).

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  1. Remove the oil cooler (2) from the bracket.

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  1. Remove the radiator mounting bolts.

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  1. Move the radiator forward.
  2.  Apply compressed air from the engine side.

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  1. Tighten the upper radiator mounting bolts.
  2.  Apply thread lock to the radiator bracket bolts and tighten all bolts securely.

: Thread lock cement
9900032110 (thread lock cement super 1322 or equivalent)

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator cleaning


  1. Apply thread lock to the oil cooler bolts and tighten them securely.

: Thread lock cement
9900032110 (thread lock cement super 1322 or equivalent)

Suzuki GSX-R. Radiator cleaning


  1. Reinstall the removed parts.
Radiator cap inspection
Inspect the radiator cap in the following procedures:  remove the radiator cap. Refer to cooling circuit inspection .  Attach the radiator cap (1) to the radiator tester (2) as sho ...

Radiator / cooling fan motor removal and installation
Removal Remove the inner under cowlings. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Drain engine coolant. Refer to cooling system inspection in section 0b . ...

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Spark plugs
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Headlight removal and installation
Removal Remove the body cowling assembly. Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d .  Remove the air intake pipes (1). Refer to exterior parts removal and installation in section 9d . Remove the wiring harness no. 2 (2) By disconnecting the couplers and ...

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