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Got a 1st gen SV650, and i am looking to replace my Coolant.

This thread helps alot, (http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=54075) though i have no idea what type of coolant to get.

I want the stock original green kind (im guessing thats what stock is...)


Would the 50/50 premix by Suzuki be the type? I've read further down on the thread that if you mix two different types of coolants, its not good...

50/50 premix
http://www.oneidasuzuki.com/store/parts-accessories/coolant-5050-premix.html

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yeah 50/50 will be fine depends on location mostly though. if your in the south you can go with a differnet mix compared to the north but 50/50 is fair safe to play
 

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You don't need to get it from Oneida, just go to Autozone, Napa, Pep Boys, Checkers or any other auto parts supplier. Antifreeze is antifreeze, just make sure you get the right color and dilution.
 

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Got a 1st gen SV650, and i am looking to replace my Coolant.

This thread helps alot, (http://forum.svrider.com/showthread.php?t=54075) though i have no idea what type of coolant to get.

I want the stock original green kind (im guessing thats what stock is...)


Would the 50/50 premix by Suzuki be the type? I've read further down on the thread that if you mix two different types of coolants, its not good...

50/50 premix
http://www.oneidasuzuki.com/store/parts-accessories/coolant-5050-premix.html

-Thanks
50/50 is what is recommended, does it have to be Suzuki, no, it depends on what is convenient for you

unless your from north of Fargo, then you might want to think of a 60/40 mix

remember, antifreeze is one of the worse things to let go in our environment

for that reason, I find it most conveinent, just to pay a professional to flush & replace my antifreeze, no mess for me, no toxic waste to dispose of/return used to where I purchased it, by the time I add up going to NAPA (nearest parts store, 4 miles) getting my tools out, doing the actual work, cleaning up, returning used chemicals etc. I have wasted more valuable time than the convenience of just dropping my bike off in morning then picking it up later in the day
 

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I use Engine Ice...good stuff
I just came home from CycleGear with a bunch of goodies and Engine Ice is one of them. My '03 is on the original coolant still. Levels and color are great but it's time to change it. I decided on the Engine Ice 'cuz I heard it's good, it's premixed 50/50 with distilled water, and it non toxic.
 

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+1, I went with Engine Ice for the same reason. One bottle is just more than you need to, so there's not a lot of extra left, though it is slightly more expensive.
 

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so if my coolant is blue i should only use a blue coolant for the bike? I just bought a bottle of a green antifreeze. I havent put any in yet so hopefully i can return the bottle for some blue?
 

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so if my coolant is blue i should only use a blue coolant for the bike? I just bought a bottle of a green antifreeze. I havent put any in yet so hopefully i can return the bottle for some blue?
I think that would be a smart move. They may be 2 very different mixes.
 

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Does it say its mixable with other antifreeze on the label? The color is just dye. Main thing I look for is non-silicate-based coolant. But if you go to non-silicate you need to completley flush your radiator to remove all the previous coolant because its not compatible with silicate based coolants (if thats what was in before). Used distilled water for this. 2 gallons was enough to flush my bike. Normal tap water contains chlorine and minerals that will deposit in your cooling sytem and reduce the cooling.

I use Honda Type2 Coolant mostly because I use it also in my car and alsways have alot left over when I flush my car.
 

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doesnt say that it is mixable from my quick glance but it does say that is is pre-mixed 50/50. I put maybe at ultimate most an ounce in with the blue I hope the bike doesnt blow up. Or i have to flush the radiator. any insight?
 

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doesnt say that it is mixable from my quick glance but it does say that is is pre-mixed 50/50. I put maybe at ultimate most an ounce in with the blue I hope the bike doesnt blow up. Or i have to flush the radiator. any insight?
Where you planning to change the fluid anyways? Or were you just a bit low and needing to add more? I wouldn't really worry about the bike, but if you were going to change it (or planning on it sometime in the next few months), you might as well do it now. It doesn't take long, maybe 45 minutes (with some engine off time in there to let it cool) to flush and refill with the new pre-mixed you bought.
 

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I just added a tad bit just to top it off i would go to say that i prolly dint even add an ounce. I hadnt planned on changing the fluids till later on in the year or possibly next season, as they were just recently changed. When i got home with the bike i saw that the cap wasnt on right and a lil bit leaked out while i road it home so i added a smidgen just to top it off (like i said not even an ounce i bet). So I think things will be fine. If things arent fine for some odd reason things i should look for would be?....
 

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Engine Ice is Silicate Free and Phosphate Free It utilizes Propylene Glycol not Ethylene Glycol.

From Engine Ice's website;

Q: Can you mix Engine Ice with other products or types of coolant and antifreeze?

A: We recommend you never mix ANY TYPE of coolant and antifreeze products. One reason is that propylene glycol and ethylene glycol do not mix well together. Another reason is that just because the base fluid may be similar, other additives and ingredients may not be. Just as you would not mix oils, and for the same reasons, you should not mix coolants and antifreezes.

Q: Can you add additives like Water Wetter®?

A: You can add Water Wetter® and it will not cause any problems, but the results will be nominal. Water Wetter® is an excellent product when added to plain water, but when added to antifreeze blends; its effectiveness is reduced significantly
 
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