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Hi - posted this in XL forum, but maybe this is the correct place?

I'm a newbie been lent XL250 degree to look after and keep running. Cooling system pretty bad:

Nothing in the overflow tank, can't even see any liquid in the radiator when I shine a light in. What I can see is that the elements inside are covered with brown ('rust'?) with similar stains on the outside of the radiator (Rubber O-ring on cap quite worn too). The hole from the rim to the breather tube is clogged up the same.
Of course the engine runs very hot very quickly!

So 2 questions:
i) Can this radiator be used/salvaged? If so how? If not, can you direct me to, or give me good SIMPLE step-by-step instructions for replacement?

ii) In the mean time can I fill up the cooling system with something so that it's safe to ride for the time being? e.g. just water? or does it have to be coolant? Or would using it at all muck up other things too?

thanks all.
 

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Look for flushing solution.
I think it is possible to flush the cooling system, it may take more than one flush.
 
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