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2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« on: September 02, 2013, 01:19:31 PM »

No sure if this will impact the 2014 CVO limited, there have been reported coolant leak the HDforum, link is below.

Ride safe.

http://www.hdforums.com/forum/touring-models/904459-my-14-limited-dumped-all-its-coolant-lots-of-pics.html

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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #1 on: September 02, 2013, 01:21:10 PM »

I can hear it now from the dealer, "they all do that and it is normal."

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2014 Leaking
« Reply #2 on: September 02, 2013, 01:25:32 PM »

Don't know any of the details found the picture link on another site.
http://s1323.photobucket.com/user/jasnusc1/library/?sort=3&page=1
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Re: 2014 Leaking
« Reply #3 on: September 02, 2013, 01:34:47 PM »

Gives a whole new meaning to "slip slidin" away".
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #4 on: September 02, 2013, 01:44:15 PM »

I can hear it now from the dealer, "they all do that and it is normal."

 :oops: :nixweiss:

If it only looses a quart per 1000 miles, that is within tolerance. ;D
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Re: 2014 Leaking
« Reply #5 on: September 02, 2013, 01:49:46 PM »

Holy crap... literally!
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2013, 04:49:32 PM »

Can the new TWIN COOLED v-twin be driven WITHOUT any coolant in the system ?

Good info to have ...
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 02:05:07 AM »

Can the new TWIN COOLED v-twin be driven WITHOUT any coolant in the system ?

Good info to have ...


If, then i would at least disconnect to water pump.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »

 What's the total capacity of coolant they hold?  Look at the end of the vent tube and see if it pushed it out there! May have over heated for some reason?
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #9 on: September 03, 2013, 09:24:36 AM »

What's the total capacity of coolant they hold?  Look at the end of the vent tube and see if it pushed it out there! May have over heated for some reason?


Tiny bit more than one quart.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #10 on: September 03, 2013, 07:17:52 PM »

I had a coolant leak on my new 2014 FLHTK. It happened when I pulled into by garage. My dealer picked up the bike right away; this happened last Saturday. I told them to take their time and keep the bike until Tuesday. Today I was informed it was all fixed, when I asked what was the problem I was informed that it had something to do with a hose and clamp. It sounds to me like some of the new bikes had a assembly issue, not a bad part or engineering issue. Harley has been notified and sent all the dealers a bulletin. It's my feeling that this issue will be short lived, just glad it happened at my home vs.  on the road. Looking forward to picking up in the morning.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #11 on: September 04, 2013, 03:19:03 PM »

I had a coolant leak on my new 2014 FLHTK. It happened when I pulled into by garage. My dealer picked up the bike right away; this happened last Saturday. I told them to take their time and keep the bike until Tuesday. Today I was informed it was all fixed, when I asked what was the problem I was informed that it had something to do with a hose and clamp. It sounds to me like some of the new bikes had a assembly issue, not a bad part or engineering issue. Harley has been notified and sent all the dealers a bulletin. It's my feeling that this issue will be short lived, just glad it happened at my home vs.  on the road. Looking forward to picking up in the morning.

This is Scott: I picked-up my 2014 Ultra Limited this morning from the dealership. I asked to speak with the Technician that repaired my coolant leak. He told me that he installed a new clamp on the hose that attaches to the coolant overflow tank and applied Hilmar to the Hose, per Harley instructions. They took the bike out several times and put close to 50 miles on her, making sure the issue was resolved. I rode the bike and also found no more issues. I don't know what Hilmar is, but it worked. The tech told me he did not like the looks of the factory clamp, so he installed a stronger one. He said he really thinks the issue stems from the factory putting to much coolant into the system. I am just happy to have her back and the problem resolved.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #12 on: September 04, 2013, 03:33:48 PM »

Good to hear Scott.  Hope you don't have no more issues.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #13 on: September 05, 2013, 08:52:03 AM »

1.) The tech told me he did not like the looks of the factory clamp, so he installed a stronger one.

2.) He said he really thinks the issue stems from the factory putting to much coolant into the system.

Two troubling points, those.
1.) If the issue is a bad clamp design, does this mean that all the clamps were changed out? Should everyone else change their clamps? Does the 'wrong' clamp being on your bike now mean that when you go top some other dealer with a leak, they're gonna say you voided your warranty because you had an unauthorized clamp on there?
Does the work order say that the tech put a non-spec clamp on ? (I would want it in writing)

2.) This seems so very unlikely; It sounds like the tech is just flat grabbing at straws. I would always prefer that someone say "I don't know" rather than throw guesses out.
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Re: 2014 Limited Coolant Leak
« Reply #14 on: September 05, 2013, 09:04:13 AM »

Glade it all worked out now just Ride it !!!!
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