Kymco XCITING 500 - Service Manual > Water Pump
MECHANICAL SEAL INSPECTION
Inspect the telltale hole for sign of coolant leakage.
If there is leakage, the mechanical seal is defective, and water pump should be replaced.
Remove the exhaust muffler.
Drain the coolant.
Loosen the hose bands and disconnect the water hoses and bypass hose from the water pump.
Remove he bolts and water pump cover.
Remove the O-ring from the water pump cover.
Remove the water pump body from the crankcase.
Apply engine oil to a new O-ring and install it onto the stepped portion of the water pump.
Install the water pump into the crankcase while aligning the water pump shaft groove with oil pump shaft end.
Align the mounting bolt holes in the water pump and crankcase and make sure the water pump is securely installed.
Install a new O-ring into the groove in the water pump cover.
Install the water pump cover and tighten the bolts to the specified toque.
Torque: 13 N*m (1.3 kgf*m, 9 lbf*ft)
Connect the water hoses and bypass hose, then tighten the hose bands.
Fill the system with recommended coolant and bleed the air.
REMOVAL Remove the floorboard. Remove the ignition coil. Remove the nut and thermostat housing stay from the frame.
REMOVAL Drain the coolant. Remove the inner cover. Remove the front lower cover. Disconnect the fan motor connector.