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Old 03-16-2010, 07:54 AM   #1
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Default Engine Ice: Waste of money?

So... I needed to replace my coolant and brake fluid, so I went to PepBoys and all they had was premixed 50/50, which I didn't want, and the straight coolant they had was the "All Makes and Models" bs. I just wanted normal, straight green coolant, but they didn't have it. Guy at PepBoys said something about motorcycle specific coolant, and I got to wondering, so I went to the local bike shop. I saw they had Engine Ice there, and I had heard about it, plus the tech there seemed the think somewhat highly of it. He and the jug both say it can make an engine run up to 50 degrees cooler... but, maybe it's just me... I don't understand how that could be possible. The thermostat is set to open at a specific temp, so no matter what, the bike is gonna get up to that temp before it starts opening up and running coolant anyway... right? Lmk if I'm off on this. Oh... and if anyone knows if I have to completely flush the green stuff outta my system before putting the Engine Ice in... lmk. It sounded like I could just drain it all out and add the Engine Ice, but I'm starting to think that maybe mixing the green coolant with the Engine Ice might be bad, even tho it would just be the little left over after draining, cuz the green stuff has silicate while the Engine Ice does not. (the same reason you can't mix Dex-Cool with other anti-freeze)
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:00 AM   #2
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50 degrees cooler? Bullshit on that. And for reasons mentioned in other threads, you wouldn't want to run cooler anyway. You don't need a "motorcycle specific" antifreeze, you just need a coolant that is safe for aluminum, and it needs to be mixed with distilled or deionized water. Premix motorcycle coolant is that.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:18 AM   #3
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i use engine ice in my k7 600... it doesnt seem to be any different from any other brand that ive used... at least nothing noticeably different... ive read on many forums that you can use car coolant as well as long as it is for aluminum engines and radiators... i prefer to just use engine ice since they sell it at the bike shop and its only like a $2-3 price difference from the car coolant that i use....
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:32 AM   #4
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50 degrees cooler.....
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:08 AM   #5
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Maybe if you ride in 10įF weather..
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Old 03-16-2010, 09:11 AM   #6
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50 degrees cooler? Bullshit on that. And for reasons mentioned in other threads, you wouldn't want to run cooler anyway. You don't need a "motorcycle specific" antifreeze, you just need a coolant that is safe for aluminum, and it needs to be mixed with distilled or deionized water. Premix motorcycle coolant is that.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:41 AM   #7
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I use engine ice as well and havenít noticed any difference.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:44 AM   #8
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I have used ice before and saw very little difference if any. And if your going to do any track days some one might kill you if you spill this shit on the track! I use water wetter and distilled water. Works great. Hope this helps.

Dont Mix different coolants!
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I have used ice before and saw very little difference if any. And if your going to do any track days some one might kill you if you spill this shit on the track! I use water wetter and distilled water. Works great. Hope this helps.

Dont Mix different coolants!
i have engine ice now also but im gonna go towards the water wetter, which is actually better and my temps didnt go down with the ice, but it did go down 6 degrees with exhaust wrap hot and about 20 degrees when its nice and windy

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Old 03-16-2010, 08:13 PM   #10
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The only advantage to engine ice is it's bio-degradable and more pet friendly but doesn't cool any better than regular coolant (ice is in my bike now) I use the premix because it's already mixed with deionized water. To reduce the chance of corrosion or build up in the cooling system avoid mixing with tap or bottled water unless it's distilled.
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Old 03-16-2010, 08:50 PM   #11
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Engine Ice should be banned or at least anyone who spills it on the track should get a kick in the nuts by every rider for messing up the entire day. Other than that, it's a waste of money. Just use regular coolant or Water Wetter with distilled water.
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Old 03-16-2010, 10:23 PM   #12
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The prob is that I can't use Water Wetter cuz I live in a freezing climate and it's not made to resist freezing. With the engine ice, I guess I'll use it since I have it... I started flushing out my system to avoid any mixing but didn't get a chance to finish. Pulled the most noob effin move today and forgot to put the freakin drain plug back in and got through 3 quarts of oil before I noticed it was all dumping out the bottom into the drain pan with all the old oil in it. So that was a waste of a whole shit load of Mobil 1 and about 30 bucks. Awesome. Coolant system is empty right now and for the night, but tmrw I guess I'll fill her up with the Engine Ice. I'll never buy it again, though. Way to expensive and sounds like it doesn't do a god damn thing. I'll just flush it out of the system when it's time to change coolant again. It's not that hard and it only costs a few bucks to get some distilled water anyway.
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Old 03-17-2010, 04:17 AM   #13
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go with some water wetter bro. pink's cooler.......no pun intended
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Old 03-21-2010, 04:36 PM   #14
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ok well i went to to the bike shop and bought the only coolant they had and it was like $17 just just 2qt is there another cheeper maybe something in the gallon size that i could by from autozone or something similar. because im going to flush the coolant system and i know im gonna need much more then just 2qts.
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