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ZR580 idle question

I just got a 97 ZR 580 EFI the other day. It starts fine but after a minute it idles up to about 3800. It also is not engaging or moving. I haven't looked at it much yet, but the coolant is also gone. I added some and it is gone after running for a couple times. Wondering where to start with it. Thanks guys. Also it is 90° out if that affects anything.
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Also if you hit the throttle it will bog down eventually to the point of quiting. Even playing with the throttle it will bog down badly
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Where is the coolant going???? Don't run it without coolant.

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post #4 of 7 Old 08-24-2016, 12:05 PM
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Not into the EFI's but check and see if you spray carb cleaner around EFI throttle body boots if the sled revs up. It may have a cracked boot. Spray around the back of the primary clutch and see also. It may have a bad crank seal. I'm sure the pros will chime in soon.

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I haven't done the carb cleaner test yet. I was thinking that might be it. I have moved it 3 times since I filled the coolant so haven't noticed a leak
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Some places to check for a leak would be: damaged heat exchanger, water pump leaking, coolant hose rubbed thru under recoil starter on frame, rate but possible, bad o-rings in head (are pistons silver on the top?) or a possible base gasket. Just a few things to look for.



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If coolant is disappearing it can either be leaking outside, which you should be able to see, or into the engine where it will make huge quantities of white smoke and/or ruin the crank and con-rod bearings.

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