Well it looks like your problem is solved already. I figured I'd throw in my method in anyway. I used a shop vac wet/dry with a small chunk of hose duct taped on the end. Vacuumed all the antifreeze up no problem. Is there a way to remove cylinders without getting the antifreeze in there? I tried everyway I could think of and still ended up with antifreeze in the crank.
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Originally posted by ARCTICZRT600+Dec 28 2002, 01:25 PM--></span><table border='0' align='center' width='95%' cellpadding='3' cellspacing='1'><tr><td>QUOTE (ARCTICZRT600 @ Dec 28 2002, 01:25 PM)</td></tr><tr><td id='QUOTE'> <!--QuoteBegin--zr440@Dec 27 2002, 04:30 PM Is there a way to remove cylinders without getting the antifreeze in there?
Ya, just drain the coolant before you rip it down. Just kiddin'. [/b][/quote]
Very good point! I've found that that method works pretty well.
I just rebuilt my XCR as well. Same thing; Wiseco, 40 over. Runs great so far. 114 miles on since the rebuild, and now it pulls really strong.
Did you tear down the crank, or did you get antifreeze in there after you began reassembly? I thought about putting mine back together without having done a crank inspection, but I'm really glad I didn't. Ended up replacing the seals and all the bearings.
Nothing like peace of mind, even if I hated to spend the money.
2007 Dragon 700, stretched to 136"
1998 XC 700 with a 121" recycled Ripsaw.
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Yep, Drain the coolant. You may have to take off a coolant line going into one of the heat exchangers and it will make a nice mess, but its better than taking off a cylinder and getting coolant down by the crank. SWRules