Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

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What is your choice of coolent during the summer months

50% Glycol/50% water (ie. Premixed)
35
48%
50/50 + (WaterWetter or Royal Purple)
6
8%
Water Only
3
4%
Water + WaterWetter
11
15%
Engine Ice Hi-Performance Coolant
11
15%
Other combination
7
10%
 
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby KaspenOne » Fri Dec 07, 2012 5:30 am

water wetter been using it for all my coolant flushes and i haventhad a problem yet, motorcyles, atv, it keeos the engine cool even when im working on the bikes in the shop :drink:
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby Evilchicken0 » Sun Dec 08, 2013 5:06 am

I use a approx 1/3 coolant to distilled water. I put a Muzzy fan on my bike, the original plastic fan runs close to the pipes and can melt. The aluminium Muzzy has more blades with a bigger area too.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby Kevadlilleke » Wed Jul 23, 2014 5:25 am

I use premixed (if that's the term for "comes in a canister") long-life antifreeze for aluminium alloy engines (freezing point lower than -37 C), because I don't want to drain the bike for winter. And the antifreeze has better lubrication capabilities and higher boiling point than water anyway.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby willandrip » Wed Jul 23, 2014 10:49 am

33% Inhibited Ethylene Glycol water mix.
5 year service life.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby Lorenzai » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:26 am

I run water only. I've ridden in several 90+ degree days lately and my temperature gauge never goes above 1/2 on the gauge, even in stop and go traffic. My fan is not even plugged in and honestly I've never needed it anyway.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby willandrip » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:50 am

Lorenzai wrote:I run water only. I've ridden in several 90+ degree days lately and my temperature gauge never goes above 1/2 on the gauge, even in stop and go traffic. My fan is not even plugged in and honestly I've never needed it anyway.


You do know that plain water will corrode components in FZR engines ?

Not only is antifreeze for preventing temperature damage, it has lubricational (for the water pump seals) and anti corrosion additives. (steel water pump impellor shaft and any ally surfaces {all engine internal cooling passages})

It also has additives that help prevent rust/scale from adhering to the copper/ally radiator passageways.
You would notice this when an overdue coolant change is performed....the fluid has much rust and detritus
suspended in it......a reverse flush removes what the coolant was unable to contain.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby Lorenzai » Tue Aug 04, 2015 4:59 am

It's not a permanent solution, I can acknowledge that. The reason why I'm running pretty much straight water is because when I first got the bike, it kept springing coolant leaks friggin' everywhere. I wasted 20-30 dollars worth of coolant on the garage floor and in the yard because the coolant tube popped an o ring 3 times and when I finally fixed it then the rubber hose itself blew out.
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Re: Coolants - Water vs Premixed vs Water Wetter

Postby DonTZ125 » Tue Aug 04, 2015 6:13 pm

... and now that you've (apparently) sorted out your cooling system, swap it back for coolant. If you're going to run straight water, it REALLY should be distilled water (NOT kettle water, that just concentrates the crap!) with a cap of Water Wetter.


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