Coolant replacement

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  1. Selmer50mark

    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    I'm going to replace the coolant on both Blades soon and was wondering is there big differences in brands .
    Castrol is cheep @ £5.98 per 1L Sportsbikeshop :) tight arse :rolleyes:
    Or Putoline @ £ 7.99 per 1L .
    how often do you change yours? ,,,,,, some say every two years ,,,,,,, book says every three.
    Can't see four being a problem o_O
     
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  2. Boothman

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    Spooky - was just thinking mines not been changed so is overdue :oops:. Be interesting to hear what people say.
     
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    They put Putoline in mine and I ask for it changed at 3yr.
     
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    Do all bikes every 2 years and for reasons unknown to myself always use Silkolene Procool, at the end of the day it’s all bollox and any major branded product that’s aluminium friendly is good enough.

    Read an article once that said the antifreeze side of it never diminishes, but the corrosion protection does, again could be total bollox, but I have believed it ever since :(
     
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    As long as you dispose of the old coolant properly I dont care how often you do it!!!!;):D
     
  6. Lock

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    Silicate free OAT - pink stuff? That's what I put in mine (07) after some research. Previous owner/garage had green in there - not sure if it was that but pipes pretty gunked up - flushed the whole system, changed some pipes and all pink now! Drained through water pump drain plug, easy and no hassles
     
  7. Jez

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    Go for Honda coolant, Some fcuk the pumps and seals up
     
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    I do mine every couple of years and use whatever I have that's the same colour as what's in there but give it a good flush out with a hose with the thermostat removed.
     
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    What colour you using Dern, I changed out green to pink due to the spec on the 2007 - pipes were pretty gunked up so gave it a real good flush too!
     
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    I honestly can't remember, I think pink but I'd have to check.
     
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  12. Selmer50mark

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    One bike done, one to do 20210516_155554.jpg
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    Bought 8Lts of putoline from Sportsbikeshop ,,,,,,,, took the rads off to give them a good clean aswell.
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    Selmer50mark Elite Member

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    @Muffking
    Just over 3 lts in the 07 . Not done the RRV just yet , need to do some other work on it
     
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    Thanks. Might have to order the 5L then, or just used distilled water as it's for the track bike.
     

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