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    Hey all,

    I'm going to need new coolant with the motor swap and was wondering what you guys use and how much will it take to fill the TLR radiators up?

    Thanks!!

  • #2
    I just run water wetter and distilled water. cant be running antifreeze on track days
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    • #3
      RTFM

      I'm using Engine Ice for the time being. I like it because it's premixed (no need to add water). I originally went will Engine Ice because it was supposedly track friendly, thatís since changed. Itís no miracle coolant. But it does its job nicely.

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      • #4
        I'm using Engine Ice also. Made a HUGE difference on the heat that comes off the rear cylinder. I honestly haven't even felt any heat off the rear cylinder roasting me since I went with it.

        Good stuff !
        Tracy

        Of course the blue ones are faster, you mean you didn't know that?

        2000 TL1000R: Yoshimura RS-3 Full Titanium Race Exhaust, Hyperpro Steering Damper, Marchesini M5 5-spoke magnesium wheels (YES, it DOES steer lighter than your R1), YAFMS Map, BMC Air Filter, TRE, PAIR Valve removed, Traxxion re-worked front forks, Penske 8987 rear shock.

        Also, near death with a car bumper.

        2003 Hayabusa: Krauser 42L hard bags, on-board GPS, XM

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        • #5
          I was also thinking about going to engine ice, but I don't have enough time to get it shipped in before my motor arrives. Can you get it at a local stealer or shop by chance (pepgirls etc)?

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          • #6
            I got mine from the local hg;Honda;laksf dealer.

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            • #7
              I bought a water wetter agent at my local O'Reilys. Seems to work really well. I neglected to look to see what you have listed as your location, but one thing to keep in mind is most of these "wetting" agents will not keep you water from freezing. As it gets closer to winter you may want to think about putting antifreeze in. Something I am preparing to do. We usually get a hard freeze here in Nebraska in late October.
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              • #8
                how many onces/pints or whatever it maybe to fill this pig up?
                Thanks!

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                • #9
                  If you are filling a totally empty motor, I think it's right around a gallon. I don't remember exactly but a gallon sounds right. Remember to run the bike to temp with the cap off to completely charge your system and remove any air that may be in there.
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                  • #10
                    I used the Prestone Lowtox.. You can get it anywhere

                    http://www.prestone.com/products/index.html

                    and it's a propylene glycol type (like engine ice), not ethyl..
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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Gixster
                      I'm using Engine Ice also. Made a HUGE difference on the heat that comes off the rear cylinder. I honestly haven't even felt any heat off the rear cylinder roasting me since I went with it.

                      Good stuff !

                      What temp does your bike run at Gix?
                      TLOTM:
                      May 2003
                      August 2004

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                      • #12
                        Engine ice here.. bike doesn't make it past 200 sitting in the hot florida traffic.

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by SDTLR
                          What temp does your bike run at Gix?
                          At cruise conditions, the temp gauge sits on 185, just off the thermostat. When I'm sitting at a light, it used to get up around 225 if I had to sit for very long and the fan(s) would pop on, but since May when I put the Engine Ice in, I haven't seen the gauge get over about 205.
                          Tracy

                          Of course the blue ones are faster, you mean you didn't know that?

                          2000 TL1000R: Yoshimura RS-3 Full Titanium Race Exhaust, Hyperpro Steering Damper, Marchesini M5 5-spoke magnesium wheels (YES, it DOES steer lighter than your R1), YAFMS Map, BMC Air Filter, TRE, PAIR Valve removed, Traxxion re-worked front forks, Penske 8987 rear shock.

                          Also, near death with a car bumper.

                          2003 Hayabusa: Krauser 42L hard bags, on-board GPS, XM

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                          • #14
                            Got my engine ice lastnight! Came to about $30 all together with tax. Damn my ass is sore, that stuff is expensive!

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