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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 01:50 PM Thread Starter
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Engine Ice Coolant

So I'm going to be replacing the coolant in the 2014 R6 and I purchased some Engine Ice. For people that are using the product, how often are you changing your Engine Ice Coolant? What kind of decreases in temp have you noticed? I'd be happy with even a couple degrees less.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-22-2019, 02:06 PM
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Re: Engine Ice Coolant

I change mine at the end of every season. The manual says to change the coolant every two years, but i like to start with fresh stuff every season. I notice about a 10 degree temperature difference using this stuff. I used about 1.2 jugs filling up the radiator and overflow bottle. I would also recommend flushing your system with distilled water before adding in new fluid. Plenty of youtube vids on how to flush the system.
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Ya I figured changing it every year was the way to go. Would have been nice to have them make them in 1 Litre bottles so we don't have to waste so much of the second jug and just buy 3 litres instead of 4
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I change mine at the end of every season. The manual says to change the coolant every two years, but i like to start with fresh stuff every season. I notice about a 10 degree temperature difference using this stuff. I used about 1.2 jugs filling up the radiator and overflow bottle. I would also recommend flushing your system with distilled water before adding in new fluid. Plenty of youtube vids on how to flush the system.
You really saw a temp difference? I've used engine ice, water wetter, all that stuff and never saw one bit of difference in temps
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 04:54 PM
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Re: Engine Ice Coolant

I've seen this stuff in a few different bikes. everyone has had it puke out after they rode it hard. I've never personally used it because I use regular ol green coolant and have never had an issue with heat or overheating. It's not allowed to be used on a track so no one will be able to tell you if it works in that kind of environment.
to me it's just gimmick.
I would suggest you quit over paying for stuff like that and use normal coolant and be done with it. don't add water to pre mixed coolant either. keep it at the 50/50 or a 40 coolant /60 water mix and you will not have problems. if you want to dilute it use only distilled water. tap water has too much other shit in it like minerals and salt.
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-24-2019, 01:45 PM
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engine ice = garbage

Its prediluted... you can dilute your standard coolant just the same.
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Re: Engine Ice Coolant

^...And save a boatload of cash in the process.

Anyone claiming they saw a drop in temp switching to Engine Ice is lying to themselves. You might see a drop in temp but it's probably because you FLUSHED the system of old fluid which people seem to neglect as a maintenance item.

I suppose the only nice thing about Engine Ice is it's not so harmful to the environment compared to regular antifreeze, but who knows. I only read that from Engine Ice (more marketing ploy perhaps), did no real research on the chemical makeup myself.
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Well i've been running the Engine Ice for the past week and I'd say it's allowed the temp to run about 5 degrees less at most. Personally I don't know if I would use it again. For the price you pay for the product and having to swap out the fluid every year, doesn't really seem worth it. Next year I'll probably go back to good old regular Motorcycle coolant. Also the old coolant was less then 6 months old before I swapped it to Engine Ice
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Re: Engine Ice Coolant

I think you can get away with your typical trip to autozone, pepboys for regular auto coolant?
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