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#1 Lou D

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:40 PM

Hi All, Time to change the anti-freeze on my 2006. I bought it used last year with 3,000 miles. I assume it was never done. What is the recommended stuff? Prestone, etc. or an alternative like Engine Ice etc.? Any advice? thanks, Lou D

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 05:43 PM

Most any good quality coolant for aluminum engines mixed 50/50 with distilled water will be fine. If you want to pay somebody else for water then buy the premix.
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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:14 PM

Pro Honda HP Coolant

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:21 PM

If you want to pay somebody else for water then buy the premix.



My guess is he isn't going to distill his own water.
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Posted 06 March 2012 - 05:37 AM

I wouldn't waste my still on water....can buy distilled water for a buck a gallon.

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 08:38 AM

Distilled water from the store is about $1 a gallon. Be careful to NOT get de-ionized since it's not the same thing.

Any coolant that specifies silicate free and safe for aluminum engines should be good.

The simplest is Honda Pre-mix.

I tried Engine Ice once (and they did a refill of it without asking if I wanted to continue during a milestone service). Don't waste your money. A high-quality antifreeze is a third of the cost and performs equally well.
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Posted 07 March 2012 - 05:01 PM

I just got some Peak antifreeze that was silicate and phosphate free at the autoparts store. I got the ready to use stuff since it was on sale for $9 a gallon.

Gave the system a good flush and I'm ready to go for the next couple of years.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 09:47 AM

FWIW - I add half a dozen drops of blue food dye to the coolant in the overflow tank - makes it easier to see thru the translucent plastic tank material... ;)
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Posted 18 March 2012 - 10:56 AM

Anybody tried Warchild's FJR Blowjob (his words, not mine) on the Maintenance page of FJRTech.com?


Maybe I'm not taking coolant maintenance seriously enough, but my initial reaction while reading through it was, "Jeez, seems like overkill to me."



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Posted 18 March 2012 - 12:30 PM

Anybody tried Warchild's FJR Blowjob (his words, not mine) on the Maintenance page of FJRTech.com?


Maybe I'm not taking coolant maintenance seriously enough, but my initial reaction while reading through it was, "Jeez, seems like overkill to me."



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Unless you're changing coolant types, like from the OEM coolant to DexCool, its overkill. Whatever makes you feel good though.

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Posted 18 March 2012 - 03:56 PM

I'll be following this thread in NEPRT.... :P
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