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    wolfy

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by wolfy on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:31 pm

    What ever comes in the standard bike, cant recall ever needing to top mine up scratch
    Think i will check it now tho... lol!
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    keith husky 450

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by keith husky 450 on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:41 pm

    wolfy wrote:What ever comes in the standard bike, cant recall ever needing to top mine up scratch
    Think i will check it now tho... lol!
    it's after the rebuild
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    steve

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by steve on Wed Aug 09, 2017 9:43 pm

    Think ive only checked mine once, That was when your new cap bust on your new bike lol!
    Saying that mind its not exactly used a lot these days lol!
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    sparks

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by sparks on Thu Aug 10, 2017 8:41 am

    Have always used halfords. All these fancy ones a con.
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    mizzed

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by mizzed on Thu Aug 10, 2017 11:44 am

    Plutoline in mine, works well, keeps my temps low 80 normal riding and 95 hard woods, but I'm going to change this as the boiling point is 170 degrees, its only that I have the temp sensor that I'm still using it as I can see what my temps are.

    Just steer clear of Evans waterless coolant, they advertise over 195 degrees boiling point will mean your engine will cook and probably seize before it ever boils over letting you know there's a problem, such as water pump failure etc, this is the same with the plutoline I'm using just to a little lesser extent.

    I'm going to go back to Halfords pink, which always worked great, and was water-based so it has boil-over to indicate when its the engine is running hotter than it should be.

    Have a look a The Workshop vids on Evans Waterless, Matt gives it a right slating and backs it up, water is pretty much the best conductor of getting heat away from the engine. Plutoline and Evans doesn't make it run any cooler, its just you don't get any boil-over or high pressures due to the high boiling point. The engines are designed by the manufacturer to run on normal water-based coolant, which do boil over at about 108 degrees.
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    keith husky 450

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by keith husky 450 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 2:14 pm

    mizzed wrote:Plutoline in mine, works well, keeps my temps low 80 normal riding and 95 hard woods, but I'm going to change this as the boiling point is 170 degrees, its only that I have the temp sensor that I'm still using it as I can see what my temps are.

    Just steer clear of Evans waterless coolant, they advertise over 195 degrees boiling point will mean your engine will cook and probably seize before it ever boils over letting you know there's a problem, such as water pump failure etc, this is the same with the plutoline I'm using just to a little lesser extent.

    I'm going to go back to Halfords pink, which always worked great, and was water-based so it has boil-over to indicate when its the engine is running hotter than it should be.

    Have a look a The Workshop vids on Evans Waterless, Matt gives it a right slating and backs it up, water is pretty much the best conductor of getting heat away from the engine. Plutoline and Evans doesn't make it run any cooler, its just you don't get any boil-over or high pressures due to the high boiling point. The engines are designed by the manufacturer to run on normal water-based coolant, which do boil over at about 108 degrees.
    cheers Pete that make's sense
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    Taffy300

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by Taffy300 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:50 pm

    each to their own I guess, never had a problem with Evans & the 350 does run cooler as gauge has shown,
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    phil990

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by phil990 on Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:59 pm

    The only thing that will run cooler is your wallet! Very Happy
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    wolfy

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by wolfy on Thu Aug 10, 2017 6:24 pm

    keith husky 450 wrote:
    mizzed wrote:Plutoline in mine, works well, keeps my temps low 80 normal riding and 95 hard woods, but I'm going to change this as the boiling point is 170 degrees, its only that I have the temp sensor that I'm still using it as I can see what my temps are.

    Just steer clear of Evans waterless coolant, they advertise over 195 degrees boiling point will mean your engine will cook and probably seize before it ever boils over letting you know there's a problem, such as water pump failure etc, this is the same with the plutoline I'm using just to a little lesser extent.

    I'm going to go back to Halfords pink, which always worked great, and was water-based so it has boil-over to indicate when its the engine is running hotter than it should be.

    Have a look a The Workshop vids on Evans Waterless, Matt gives it a right slating and backs it up, water is pretty much the best conductor of getting heat away from the engine. Plutoline and Evans doesn't make it run any cooler, its just you don't get any boil-over or high pressures due to the high boiling point. The engines are designed by the manufacturer to run on normal water-based coolant, which do boil over at about 108 degrees.
    cheers Pete that make's sense  

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    steve

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    Re: ANTIFREEZE

    Post by steve on Thu Aug 10, 2017 7:48 pm

    I put a egg once in the leaking rad of a montego once, only supposed to use the white but chucked the whole lot in shell as well Laughing
    Quite surprised that it worked, For a couple of days anyway lol!

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