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The John Norwich Riders Corner In honour of our fellow moderator: John Norwich R.I.P. September 17th, 2014
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:14 PM   #1
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Whats your...

gonna needa change my coolant.

what kinda mixes does every1 do?

ive been gettin all sorts of diff shit

watter wetter, engine ice, regular shit with distilled water.

50/50 mixes 70/30 mixes 60/40 mixes with a few drops of antifreeze.

any definitive answers?

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Old 11-20-2011, 08:22 PM   #2
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id go with water weter but honestly its all the same imo 50/50

make sure though that if you go with a certain coolant that cant mix with the stock/orm coolant, flush out the entire system with distilled water first
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:33 PM   #3
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ya, ill flush out.

i heard water wetter in colder months, storage, can freeze over? maybe crack/expand your engine block?
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Old 11-20-2011, 08:51 PM   #4
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just add antifreeze
read your manial just in case
for my 07 gsxr 600 it says
50% distilled water
50% ethlyene glycol ANTIFREEZE

water wetter just acts as a coolant and not anitfreeze, it freezes at about the same temp is normal water
id say wait till beginning of the season to do your flush thats what im gonna do

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Old 11-22-2011, 07:03 PM   #5
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Anti-freeze is just that keeps the water from freezing so you run a higher % in winter.

Anti freeze is a very poor coolant. Your engine will run hot on straight Anti-freeze

Water is the best cooling (add water wetter) the engine but will cause corrosion in the block.

That is why you mix anti-freeze and water. More water in summer (up to 70%) and in winter more anti-freeze (up to 70 %)
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Old 11-22-2011, 09:07 PM   #6
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ya, im gonna flush in spring.

so is this advisable?

60%water
40%antifreeze? some sort of premix thats safe for aluminum blocks?

or should waterwetter replace water?
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:19 AM   #7
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WaterWetter is added to the mix.
It does not replace anything.
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For winter a 'pre-mix' is fine for summer you may want to add a little distilled water and if you run hot add water-wetter.

Also if you do mainly city riding water-wetter will help.

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I just went to Burnaby Kawasaki and bought a jug of pre-mixed coolant off their shelf.
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Old 11-29-2011, 01:26 PM   #9
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Thanks for all the replies..

you see? all different answers again tho ahahah
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