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I just picked up a '97 Pantera for the wife & I to cruise on. The guy swore it had no problems. But now I find coolant leaking in the back near the heat exchanger. I think he knew and wanted to dump. The wife thought he was being honest but now we're stuck!

Anyone know what might be wrong. After shelling out $3500 it kind of makes you a little MAD! :angry:
 

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I'm assuming it's a 580.  My '95 leaked under the seat - I've heard of this on other 580's too.  It turned out being loose clamps.  Tightened them and no more problems (until the waterpump gasket started leaking).  Check the clamps out.
 

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I agree.  Before you get too upset, check out the clamps.  Unless you have a crack or a cut in the heat exchanger, it can't be too serious.  Maybe just a cracked hose, if not a loose clamp.  Don't be too hard on the guy who sold it, that stuff can happen just due to age.

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Thanks for the replies to my problem. I guess I'm too honest but if my machine leaked it would be fixed BEFORE I sold it. What if I was way out on a trail & got stranded?

Not a good way to get into a new hobby. I know it's buyer beware and all but how do people sleep at night when they're being deceitful?

I'm going to rip the seat off & see what's going on as soon as I can. But I'm very, very disappointed :angry:
 

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</span><table border="0" align="center" width="95%" cellpadding="3" cellspacing="1"><tr><td>Quote (jdsmi @ Jan. 08 2002, 09:43am)</td></tr><tr><td id="QUOTE">I'm assuming it's a 580.  My '95 leaked under the seat - I've heard of this on other 580's too.  It turned out being loose clamps.  Tightened them and no more problems (until the waterpump gasket started leaking).  Check the clamps out.



That's what my problem was, leaking clamps at the heat exchanger. Kind of a pain to get the seat up high enough to get at but I fixed it in an hour or so. Guess I better get a repair manual, sleds are nothing like bikes or ATVs.[/b][/quote]
It's now fixed.
 

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It's great when it's something simple.  Now if I could only find an easy way to change my water pump gasket...
 
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