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Thanks to Frank at Vespa House

Started this discussion. Last reply by Julie Pond Mar 4, 2015. 1 Reply

Picked up my Vespa 250 GTS IE from Frank at Vespa House a few days ago.  First time I've dealt with Vespa House and could not have been happier with the service and the outcome. The work (panel…Continue

Paint and Panel recommendations

Started this discussion. Last reply by Ross Dec 23, 2014. 4 Replies

Hi to all,My Vespa was warming up in the carport and sons dog jumped up from the rear to catch a bug she saw that landed on the seat.Result.............…Continue

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At 11:00 on September 10, 2014, Mike Richardson said…

Hi Ross

my thanks and appreciation for the effort you have gone to in passing this info ride is a GT200 with a Leader engine..... the 250's + have the Quasar engine so the set up is the Leader engine does not have a bleeder the Quasar does...I still need to chase more info as I was informed that the Leader GT200 has a self venting system but I cant find any info on this to check to see if its correct or not and if it is how does it work.Also Im still trying to figure out what bleeding process is required,if any, after refilling the system with coolant and what the refilling procedure is or whether I just fill the system up with coolant and recheck the levels once filled after the engine has warmed up to its temperature norms.So much to learn....and all I want to do is ride.cheers Mike

At 21:02 on September 9, 2014, Ross said…

Sorry Mike,

Just realised I sent you the owners manual! Thought the file size was to small for a Workshop Manual.  Here is the excerpt for the bleed procedure.


At 19:49 on September 9, 2014, Ross said…

Hi Mike,

This is the spiel from the GTS 250 IE manual.  Sorry I couldn't post the pics that came with it.  But if you send me your email I could send you the full manual.

System bleed

- Start up the engine until the operating temperature

is reached.

- Remove the rubber hood over the bleed valve

- Obtain a rubber tube that is of the right length to

connect the valve to the expansion tank

- Place one end of the pipe on the bleed valve and

the other in the expansion tank

- Loosen the screw by  two turns until the communication

hole is revealed with the head as shown

in the photo

- Wait until only coolant comes out of the rubber

pipe so as to eliminate any air bubbles inside the


- Tighten the bleed valve respecting the maximum


- Bring the coolant up to the correct level inside the

expansion tank.


Maybe I can send the file.  


At 12:38 on September 9, 2014, Mike Richardson said…

Hi Ross

sorry I only just picked up your message and my apology for not getting to it on-time...yep anytime for a ride in to an event together would be great to do.

also do you have anything in your Haynes manuel about the water pump and it being self venting so no bleeding required when refilling with coolant.

cheers Mike

At 0:38 on August 24, 2014,

Hi Ross, thanks for joining up today. I will process your membership tomorrow. And I like very much the way you ride!

At 16:35 on August 21, 2014,
Julie Pond

Hi Ross

Nice to see you on the site, hope you enjoy having a look around and can join us at one of our events soon.

Cheers Julie

At 16:25 on August 21, 2014, Mike Richardson said…

Hi Ross

and a very warm welcome to you...Im located in Berwick so quite close to you.

cheers Mike


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