Engine Ice isn't so cool in my wr
Posted March 27, 2005 - 05:01 PM
Posted March 28, 2005 - 06:40 AM
Posted March 28, 2005 - 08:26 AM
i tried about everything but pure water w/wetter and nothing stayed down until EVANS NPG-R have not lost a drop and i've been on some seriously slow single track lately. it works very well in combo w/two2cool oil additive my bike has never been so happy
I've been experimenting with this too. Switched from 100% Silkolene Pro Cool to just straight distilled water with the water wetter (about 3-4 capfuls). I switched to the YZ rear fender and yanked the overflow jug to save some weight so I'm looking for the lowest of temps. Haven't got any real seat time because of all the rain but it seems to run cooler at idle - we'll see.
Posted March 28, 2005 - 09:29 AM
I just drained my rad and added Engine Ice on this bike. I haven't ridden it yet but I was hoping it would keep the engine cooler and get more HP.
Anybody had bad experiences with this bike and coolant. It comes premixed so I could see someone screwing up and diluting with water
But besides that, what would be a scientific reason it wouldn't work? Its Propolene Glycol (like all non-toxic coolants are)
Posted March 28, 2005 - 10:16 AM
Do a search for engineicedave maybe you will find it.
Posted March 28, 2005 - 10:22 AM
]**Copied from our website and we've found it works very well**
For any coolant and anytime you are changing coolant, we recommend a simple solution of distilled water and white distilled vinegar, both available at your local grocery store.
1. Mix the water/vinegar at 50/50
2. Fill system with the solution
3. Run engine until warm
4. Let cool
6. Run clear water through to rinse out vinegar.
7. Fill with coolant of choice.
This is the same as cleaning your coffee maker. The vinegar is acidic enough to clean out and contaminants and residual coolants, yet it won’t harm your seals and gaskets.
Posted March 28, 2005 - 10:46 AM
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Posted March 28, 2005 - 07:17 PM
Posted March 28, 2005 - 09:06 PM
The 400 I have had since new and added a Boyesen water pump kit after about the first year, it rarely ever boiled over after that in the tight and nasty first gear stuff.
Time to get a water pump kit for the 450.
Heat tape on the rad near the header, good coolant and a Boyesen water pump kit all add up to (hopefully) horse power retention.
Posted March 29, 2005 - 05:49 AM
Posted March 29, 2005 - 06:21 AM
Posted March 29, 2005 - 06:53 AM
the boyesen pump was one of the first things i did (in fact i had the first one when it was still in r&d) it worked well and definately smoothed out the spikes i was getting between stop & go. can't say it was "knock your socks off" but definately a step in the right direction
NC, you definitely deserve a hat .......or two!!
Posted March 29, 2005 - 07:20 AM