green vs. gold coolant


8 replies to this topic
  • zaxcar1

Posted August 31, 2010 - 02:48 PM

#1

has any one try gold long life coolant in the 4 strokers. i was thinking about useing it over green. any pros, or cons???

  • grayracer513

Posted August 31, 2010 - 03:07 PM

#2

You mean like Dex-Cool? Or a Hybrid Organic Acid Technology formulation like Zerex G-05?

Don't.

  • zaxcar1

Posted August 31, 2010 - 03:47 PM

#3

not the dex cool. i took that out of all my GM car and truck. i was talking about the all make gold, almost looks like the dirty water. i have used ford long life gold in cars, and thought it might work better. i know that green would work, just looking to see what people think. thanks

  • grayracer513

Posted August 31, 2010 - 05:40 PM

#4

Most of the extended service coolant depends on a well sealed coolant recovery system to avoid oxidizing the coolant. MX bikes don't have such systems. As far as I know, there's no advantage in cooling or boil resistance, and I don't see why anyone would want to use the same coolant for 5 years, so I see no reason to use it.

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  • zaxcar1

Posted September 02, 2010 - 03:17 PM

#5

yea thats what me and all the guys at the shop said too.

  • tech24

Posted September 03, 2010 - 06:12 AM

#6

air + dexcool = blown sludge as with other extended life stuff. I used VW G-12 lifetime coolant in my raptor since it has a recovery bottle but I wouldn't use it on an mx bike. Although I put it in my buddies CRF since I have a ton of it and it works fine and stays pink forever until you want to change it which is optional

My 2010 has blue coolant in it from the dealer not sure whats in it??????

  • moto278

Posted September 03, 2010 - 08:53 PM

#7

i use blue engine ice. change it in all my bikes once a year at least.

  • The Captain

Posted September 03, 2010 - 08:56 PM

#8

Don't use an auto coolant with silicates! Your pump seals will hate you. Of course, people will post in here stating "I've been using automotive coolant for 150 years with no problems", bla bla bla.

Evans, Water Wetter, Engine Ice, Honda HP, etc........ that's all good stuff.

  • offroadrider12

Posted September 05, 2010 - 03:32 PM

#9

Don't use an auto coolant with silicates! Your pump seals will hate you. Of course, people will post in here stating "I've been using automotive coolant for 150 years with no problems", bla bla bla.

Evans, Water Wetter, Engine Ice, Honda HP, etc........ that's all good stuff.



You can use auto coolant all you want on bikes with no problem AS LONG AS THE BOTTLE SAYS SILICATE & PHOSPHATE FREE

Many of the auto coolants are now, but you should check the label to be sure.





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