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This wasn't an engine or maintenance question so I didn't put it in those forums so just tossed it here. Sorry if its in the wrong spot.

Ok I'm pretty mechanically inclined when it comes to bicycles, scooters and cars but not so much with PWCs yet so this is going to be a pretty stupid question. Every time I ride I take the side access panel off at the end of my ride and look in there with a flash light to makes sure there is no water in the hull and everything looks normal. The last two times I noticed something and forgot to write about it until today. The white semi transparent globe looking thing that's right there staring at you when you take the side pannel off... with the pink liquid... I'm assuming that's the thing that holds coolant... anyway I noticed there is a clear tube hanging down from it that is attached to nothing. There seems to be fluid in this clear hose but its not dripping out of it. Is this hose supposed to be attached to something or is this supposed to be some sort of over flow hose that just hangs there? I know on my scooter the bottom of the carb has a hose that just hangs there and its some sort of over flow thing. Also am I right? is that coolant? God I feel stupid for asking that but don't feel like looking in the manuals. If it is I didn't notice a fill line ( how high up it should be ) Just the horizontal line in the middle of it that looks like where the container was fused together when it was made. My fluid was a tiny bit below that line right after a ride. Thanks guys!
 

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Hi SB, well you answered your questions correctly!! Yes that's the coolant header tank, and there is an overflow pipe to allow for expansion if there is overheating. The only time you need to worry is if the level drops down in the tank, but the dash panel with the symbols will show high temperature anyway. HTH.
 

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You are right all normal the tube is the over flow to the bottom just hangs


Just make sure the coolant is between the two lines on the bowl min and max lines
 

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thanks. im going to have to look closer for those min and max lines next time. the sun was in my eyes as I was trying to shine the flashlight in there.
 

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thanks. im going to have to look closer for those min and max lines next time. the sun was in my eyes as I was trying to shine the flashlight in there.
don't sweat it if it is slightly below the low level, as long as there is coolant in the bottle it should be fine....careful opening it, it could be under pressure, even if it hasn't run for a while. if you are going to top it up make sure you put the right stuff in it, it isn't the same as the green coolant and you aren't suppose to mix the two.
 
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