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Tim

Coolant alternatives

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Back when I was doing my "new bike" research, I came across something on the net that told you to use some kind of "Water soluble oil" instead of anti-freeze. Anybody do this? I guess it is supposed to protect the aluminum for corrosion. With a set of radiators around $700-$800 I think it is something to look into. I am aware of the "water wetter" product. Is this what they are talking about?

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Tim,

I don't know about the stuff you are talking about, but most good antifreeze is safe to use in aluminum radiators.

Nick

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Tim, it was Motocross Action that recommended the water soluble oil. They said you can get it at Pep Boys for real cheap. I have never looked or heard of it before and I don't know if works or not. Maybe someone else knows something more about it. The Water Wetter is a coolant additive made by Redline. It's supposed to allow the water in your radiator to more effectively transfer the heat from your radiator walls. I haven't used this either. You can check out the Water Wetter at http://www.redlineoil.com if your interested.

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