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Old 09-12-2008, 04:43 PM   #1
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I've got my quad tore down and was gonna change the coolant and put an oil cooler on and wonder what would be a better coolant. I race and play around during the winter so I want something thing that would keep it cool and hold up during the winter. Would it be better to run a totally different coolant or just put an additive in it? And is there any special way to flush the old coolant out?

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Prestone 50/50 premixed, Works great, and fairly cheap. Work all year round.

I used the shop vac and sucked out all the old coolant from the motor.

Don't buy too much into the more expensive stuff. I would only consider them for racing when you don't want to stop and are willing to risk your motor for the finish. They normally just have much higher boiling points. so they stay in the motor instead of boiling over and spitting out. but at the cost per gallon, stick with the prestone.

I have 3 gallons of Evans sitting on my shelf that I've never used because of fear that it would hide problems that I had..
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I recently started using Evans b/c after I installed my 800cc BBK I started having a problem with regular coolant disappearing (boiling off I think). Since I added the Evans coolant, the problem is gone... so I'll stick to Evans. To use evans, you have to COMPLETELY DRAIN ALL REGULAR COOLANT before you install it. Evan's is waterless, so it don't mix with regular coolant or water. Evan's sells some stuff to flush your motor, but I skipped on buying it...instead, I removed all hoses and left them open to dry for about 4 days or so.

On a side note, I have raced my Prairies/Twin Peaks in dozens of XC races and some drag races too (before and after my 800 motor) and my motor has never overheated (except once when I sprung a leak in my old P650's radiator and lost all of my coolant during the Maxxis 6 hour race). Keep in mind that I have had an oil cooler (Mike Walker's) installed on my motor for a few years now (before I installed the 800 BBK). When I used regular coolant, I always had some purple ice additive (it is the same stuff as water wetter). So I don't think Evans is necessary for most motors...unless you have an 800cc BBK and you start having disappearing coolant issues like mine did.

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A Kawi tech advised do not use automotive antifreeze so I use Honda coolant with a little Redline additive.
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evans coolant here.. ever since i put the bbk in .. and ive never had a problem...
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Why do Kawasaki tech's advised do not use automotive antifreeze? My local dealer has told me the same thing.
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Prestone 50/50 premixed, Works great, and fairly cheap. Work all year round.

I used the shop vac and sucked out all the old coolant from the motor.

Don't buy too much into the more expensive stuff. I would only consider them for racing when you don't want to stop and are willing to risk your motor for the finish. They normally just have much higher boiling points. so they stay in the motor instead of boiling over and spitting out. but at the cost per gallon, stick with the prestone.

I have 3 gallons of Evans sitting on my shelf that I've never used because of fear that it would hide problems that I had.. [/b]
Do you want to sell your Evens coolant?
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Has anybody ever used Engine Ice? I seen it on rockymountainatv's website and didnt know how well it worked, if not im just gonna use prestone 50/50 and add some water wetter to it.

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tsprairie700 uses it in his bbk..... if your running a stock machine it would be a good choice... if you have money invested in your motor like some do on here.. i believe the evans coolant is a better choice.. the boiling point is well over 400degrees so incase something was to ever happen to your internals to cause it to heat up over normal running temps the evans is going to prevent it from boiling out... yeah its expensive but id rather be safe then sorry.....
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