Coolant in my '13 wr 450
Posted March 23, 2014 - 03:50 PM
Posted March 23, 2014 - 04:38 PM
Not 'special' but it is made for aluminum engines with an aluminum radiator. Just be sure it is designed for your engine.
Posted March 23, 2014 - 04:41 PM
What do you hope to achieve by adding more radiator coolant that is needed?
Posted March 23, 2014 - 07:20 PM
I would always have small amount in the overflow tank so you can see it.Not have to take off cap,to check on long rides.BTR
Posted March 23, 2014 - 08:06 PM
Posted March 25, 2014 - 01:27 PM
I think the bottle is there for environmental reasons. The YZ450, with an almost identical engine/cooling system, does not have the bottle because it's made for closed course competition only. I guess it's OK to spill glycol on private property....
Posted March 26, 2014 - 08:24 AM
Simple answer to why I like small amount in overflow tank that I can see.When doing rides,its my job to make sure all the bikes,are working.So on a 4-5 day ride.When we take a break,if I can see all the bikes have small amount in overflow tank.Then I know,rad hose does not have pin hole from brush,or rad.Where talking riding heavy brush,also looking over 4-9 wrs on ride.BTR
Posted March 27, 2014 - 12:22 PM
Yes, put the proper coolant into the tank and fill it to the fill line noted on the tank itself and ride
You will notice that you don't have any coolant in the line that runs from the tank to the radiators.
Edited by KennyMc, March 27, 2014 - 12:27 PM.