Coolant Change


6 replies to this topic
  • WaGuy78

Posted April 21, 2005 - 11:35 AM

#1

How often should you flush and change your coolant? I have a new 05 450 with about 250 miles on it... Is it time?

Also, what do you guys add to the water?

  • sharpmarble

Posted April 21, 2005 - 12:29 PM

#2

I'm not sure about the change interval, but I recommend engine ice premix, it's good stuff :naughty:

  • rockieman

Posted April 21, 2005 - 01:18 PM

#3

My manual says every 2 years which is what I adhere to. If you ride in extreme conditions (hot) you may do it more frequently.

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  • WGP

Posted April 21, 2005 - 02:02 PM

#4

I going with once a year, every 6 months if racing :naughty:

  • Shuffler

Posted April 21, 2005 - 02:04 PM

#5

on that note, are there any tricks or 'gotchas' when changing coolant? stuff like making sure there are no air bubbles in the system etc. Is it easy enough to do?

I run Engine Ice in the big KTM, and will run that in the YZ & WR when I get around to changing the fluid. It's more expensive, but good stuff.

  • minion

Posted April 21, 2005 - 07:09 PM

#6

on that note, are there any tricks or 'gotchas' when changing coolant? stuff like making sure there are no air bubbles in the system etc. Is it easy enough to do?

I run Engine Ice in the big KTM, and will run that in the YZ & WR when I get around to changing the fluid. It's more expensive, but good stuff.


You might check out this post from ncmountainman:

http://www.thumperta...ghlight=coolant

He uses something called NPG-R in his bike. He has had numerous boiling over problems on his bike (tight single track / slow riding), and switched to this stuff. Solved his problems.

  • xcracer123

Posted April 24, 2005 - 10:44 PM

#7

Agreed! The NPG-R is the way to go if you have overheating problem. If you are just wanting to know what to add to your 50/50, pick up a gallon of distilled water. No corrosion that way!




 
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