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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 04-20-2017, 03:00 PM Thread Starter
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Mixing coolant??

I noticed today that my coolant level is on the low side. I want to top up and I already have a bottle of Cyclelogic Engine Ice (blue coolant). Can I mix this with the factory fluid and top up?


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you can just use distilled water to top it off, as far as i know, the factory fluid should be mixed for about -40C ( same on the silly scale of F ) i doubt you will be riding, much below -10 C ...
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When I got my bike it was low on coolant also.
I went to the Yamaha shop and bought a quart of their Yamaha brand coolant.
The salesman said they use it in all the different brand bike that they service.
I trust their opinion, a family owned dealership, been in business for decades.
So I topped off the 500 with that.
Which ever Motorcycle brand you buy, they are already premixed and ready to use.

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you can just use distilled water to top it off, as far as i know, the factory fluid should be mixed for about -40C ( same on the silly scale of F ) i doubt you will be ridingnl, much below -10 C ...
This is what I will do for now. I'll do a complete flush and fill before my trip to the mountains. Thanks!

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My bike was low when I got it. I top it off with some distilled water.
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I thought Engine Ice was a coolant additive but not a coolant itself. IDK. Maybe I'm thinking of Water Wetter?

My coolant level was going down. It turned out to be a faulty water pump. I reached under the pump and touched the weep hole and it was wet.
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Engine ice is not supposed to be mixed with other coolants. As far as what kind of coolant to put in, as long as it is aluminum compatible you are golden.
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Engine ice is not supposed to be mixed with other coolants. As far as what kind of coolant to put in, as long as it is aluminum compatible you are golden.
Right, and no silicates. And never use Dex Cool.
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