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Old 04-29-2007, 05:42 PM   #1
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Hey guys and girls, quick question, I'm changing my oil on my 01 zx7 and its low on anti-freeze. Does it require special anti-freeze or regular car anti-freeze work? Thanks.
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Hey guys and girls, quick question, I'm changing my oil on my 01 zx7 and its low on anti-freeze. Does it require special anti-freeze or regular car anti-freeze work? Thanks.
no but if i were you I would flush it first and put straight engine ice in it and that's it. make sure when you drain it to tip the bike as far over to the left as you can. there's a drain nipple on the water pump. either that or half a bottle of water wetter and the rest distilled water.
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Since today is Sunday, could I flush it and put in the new car anti-freeze till I can get the engine ice?
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If you are going to be riding it on the street, I would stick with anitfreeze. Personal preference to keep that boiling point from getting met in traffic.
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engine ice is anti freeze.
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DO NOT USE CAR Antifreeze. It may contain silica to scrub the cars cooling system which will damage your aluminum parts.
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So should I just use water until I can get the engine ice?
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DO NOT USE CAR Antifreeze. It may contain silica to scrub the cars cooling system which will damage your aluminum parts.
then what do all aluminum car engines use to cool??? :laughing6


i don't think car antifreeze would harm a thing.
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So should I just use water until I can get the engine ice?
ask your boy pat. I know oreilly has water wetter. i would use half a bottle of that, a cup of good ole antifreeze and the rest distilled water.


engine ice is best to me though. butyou can't use it on the track.
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Some of the older antifreezes did mess up aluminum parts in the past. I am sure that they have managed to get away from that now.
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sorry for dumb question and to hijack the thread but

my bike is oil cooled, does that makes her more dangerous to get hotter than water cooled?

is it bad? or the design is prepared for that?
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sorry for dumb question and to hijack the thread but

my bike is oil cooled, does that makes her more dangerous to get hotter than water cooled?

is it bad? or the design is prepared for that?
air/oil cooling is very efficient you don't have to worry about anything just make sure you have quality oil in it.
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Ok, just got back from auto-zone with water-wetter. Now do I put the whole bottle in with a little anti-freeze (Ethylene Glycol) and the rest water or with the water only?
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engine ice is anti freeze.
engine ice is not anti-freeze... It is a coolant
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Ok, just got back from auto-zone with water-wetter. Now do I put the whole bottle in with a little anti-freeze (Ethylene Glycol) and the rest water or with the water only?
Read the directions. It will tell you how to mix it up and yes silica based antifreeze is not recommended for motorcycles.
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Read the directions. It will tell you how to mix it up and yes silica based antifreeze is not recommended for motorcycles.
Please forgive me, I slept thru Chemistry Class, is Ethylene Glycol a Silica Based anit-freeze?
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Please forgive me, I slept thru Chemistry Class, is Ethylene Glycol a Silica Based anit-freeze?
I slept through that class too. i don't know.
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oh well i was wrong. it says on water wetter 1 once for every quart in cooling system. I would just use a half bottle of it cup of anti freeze and the rest distilled water key word distilled.
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oh well i was wrong. it says on water wetter 1 once for every quart in cooling system. I would just use a half bottle of it cup of anti freeze and the rest distilled water key word distilled.

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