Tag: Coolant

Ask the Editors: Road-Legal ATV Running Too Hot

Hot blooded on-road ATV. Dear ATVC: I have the chance to buy a Dinli 450 road legal quad but been told by many people you can’t ride it for long without it overheating. Is this true and what would you recommend? Gary Mcarthur While road legality eludes most of we ATV enthusiasts here in the […] More »

  Comments | By - May 8, 2017

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