Tag: Coolant

Ask the Editors: Disappearing Antifreeze


Dear ATVC: I have a 2004 Kawasaki KFX400 that is losing antifreeze after a short ride. While idling it doesn’t smoke, but when you rev it while idling it will blow out white smoke from the exhaust, not a lot but the first rev can be quite a bit. It doesn’t completely lose antifreeze but […] More »

  Comments | By - September 21, 2015

The Power of Pressure: How Does a New Radiator Cap Keep Your Coolant Cooler?


Dear ATVC: I’m unclear on how putting a higher-pressure radiator cap on my ATV can keep the coolant inside from boiling over. Can you please elaborate on how that’s possible? Absolutely. To begin you must realize that what we consider the boiling point of a fluid is not a constant but rather the temperature at […] More »

  Comments | By - March 26, 2012