Think I popped a head gasket...

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350 ktm with plenty hours, 260

Ok, so fan fuse went at Arrows and I nursed it home...

Now on idle after about 2 minutes it spits coolant from the overflow - if I run it with the cap off it bubbles like mad...

No oil in water or milk in oil.

I've been given an estimate of 4 - 5 k to fix it, sounds a bit heavy.

Any way to make sure it's the gasket before I open it? Other ideas?
 

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Reading the subject line, i hope your bikes gasket is ok...?:icon_cry:
 

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Drain the coolant, refill with water, remove cap and idle until you observe bubbles, place nose near bubbles and if they smell of exhaust gases you have a blown head gasket,alternatively smell the radiator cap. Do the repair yourself for a fraction of the cost.
 

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No, that's the whole job. Gasket is 650.
 

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If the bike overheated and it caused the gasket to go then there is a chance the head is warped and will need skimming.

Get a manual and strip it and get the head checked, not a difficult job.
 

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Got a quote from rad for 3k
3k Ain't bad if you're a lazy bugger! But DIY and its going to cost you 650 and some beers, I guess. Ell, I wouldn't mind giving you a hand if I'm available on the day you choose to do it. Plus, its a bonus to you, coz I don't drink...(Crap, I'll probably be doing all the work then, Lol) Rooster
 

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3k Ain't bad if you're a lazy bugger! But DIY and its going to cost you 650 and some beers, I guess. Ell, I wouldn't mind giving you a hand if I'm available on the day you choose to do it. Plus, its a bonus to you, coz I don't drink...(Crap, I'll probably be doing all the work then, Lol) @Rooster

neither does he ... the coke will be flowing plenty.
 
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