Riot Overheat Issue
One of the things I had to do with the Riot I picked up was to replace the starter gear that is inside the motor. This meant I had to remove the entire right hand side of the motor (including the coolant impellar and single coolant line to it).
Now that I have refilled the radiator (it was at least half empty) I don't seem to get any coolant flow. The oil lines to the front get hot, but the coolant lines never get even remotely warm. And eventually I get an engine overheat light (flashing). I don't know if the thermostat worked right before, so I can't rule that out.
But I was wondering, if first, if there is a trick to "priming" the coolant system. I've even tried hoisting the front of the Riot up about 4 feet in the air so that the radiator was for sure higher than the engine. And then idled until the fan kicked on. Still no warmth in the lines. And the radiator is still full.
Thoughts?????? I want to recall some folks having issue with getting the coolant fully primed. But can't remember for sure.