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    uview 550000 Airlift Coolant Tool

    Wondering if anybody has used this tool to purge air from their system during a coolant change -- I saw this demonstrated on a Goldwing video somewhere. If so, does it work as advertised?



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    That looks similar to what some guys on the K bike forum have constructed for the Wedge engines. Haven't seen this particular model...worth some reading time this evening.

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    I used mine for the first time last night. Refiilling the coolant was the last step in my 18K service. It definitely worked as advertied.

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    Just ordered mine
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    didn't read any info last night...looks good huh?
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    It's purpose built to address filling radiator systems that generate or are suceptible to air pockets due to the relationship of the height of the radiator to that of the block/filling area.

    Got it for under $100 w/shipping from Amazon. Thought that was a good deal.

    BTW they range in price, I saw some in the $200 range (same model)

    Once I get it can let you know more.

    I expect to be due for a valve check by the end of the season this year so want to me prepared.

    So very timely and informative post - thanks Limecreek!

    Maybe Limecreek can shed some light on useage
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    Just ordered one as well. Helen will be surprised when she opens the box from her Amazon account
    Sure looks like it should do the trick...Helen's S is close to a valve check again.

    Hey, limecreek...tell us more about your experience and any tips

    and BTW...is that limecreek as in Lake Travis?
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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
    and BTW...is that limecreek as in Lake Travis?
    I don't bet Steve, but I think you are right
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    It's purpose built to address filling radiator systems that generate or are suceptible to air pockets due to the relationship of the height of the radiator to that of the block/filling area.

    Got it for under $100 w/shipping from Amazon. Thought that was a good deal.

    BTW they range in price, I saw some in the $200 range (same model)

    Once I get it can let you know more.

    I expect to be due for a valve check by the end of the season this year so want to me prepared.

    So very timely and informative post - thanks Limecreek!

    Maybe Limecreek can shed some light on useage
    It would be great to hear some additional comments or a DIY tech write-up for the forum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Semper_Fi View Post
    You know that's going to happen
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    Click here
    for a great write-up and pictures from the K bike site.

    Honestly, the fill procedure didn't take more than 15 minutes. Very easy to do.

    And, yes the Lake Travis Lime Creek Road.


    Cheers!

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    thanks limecreek!
    had seen another thread on K site with a home made system...had not seen that one.

    Used to live in Lakeway and rode Limecreek many days when I took the really long way home from N Austin...Met the Travis County and Cedar Park boys a few times...no awards,just some "suggestions" after they found out I rode it a lot.
    Gets pretty crazy out there this time of year.

    What K bike do you have?
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    I own an '08KGT--my favorite of the 4 BMWs I've owned.

    Lime Creek road is really a residential road now. Dozens of homes have gone up over the past 3 years since the building restrictions were lifted.

    My wife and I live off Lime Creek in an adjacent neigborhood.

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