KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

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KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jul 27, 2019 3:47 am

The simple and easy thing to say is that it goes from the pump, up the right side of the cylinder, out the left side of the cylinder, up the left radiator, out the left radiator at the top, into the right radiator at the top, out the right radiator and back into the water pump.
Simple right?

Not so fast.
Recently there has been a few respected members battling it out on private messaging and other forums about this very topic.
Everyone has a opinion as to why their theory is correct.
So... What is the truth? :o :o :o
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Re: KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jul 27, 2019 4:41 am

Watch the vid:

https://youtu.be/_LDVQNCZ9Qw

Just as we have been says for a lot of years :lol:
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Re: KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jul 27, 2019 5:00 am

Just like this



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Re: KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:00 pm

Here is one way to do top down parallel cooling.
I've heard of guys doing it but have never seen any empirical data.
I intend to try it as time permits..


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Re: KX500 COOLANT FLOW... WHICH WAY DOES IT GO?

Post by Sandblaster » Sat Jul 27, 2019 9:03 pm

Also, I am right in the middle of testing a stock impeller and two after market impellers.
We will see who wins that shoot out.. 8-)
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