I tried the search function and could find anything. Has anyone tried "Engine Ice" coolant, or is it not compatible with out Goldwings. I was just wondering if the claims of cooler running engines was true!
I beleive that is what they claim. A better solution is to have a airtight cooling system that hold pressure as designed and a good rad. cap. Usually, if a person has a coolant problem on a GW, the rad. cap fails a pressure test, and/or the hose clamps leak from not holding pressure, and/or, the recovery system has holes/cracks in the tubes. For every 1lb of pressure the cooling system is under, it raises the boiling point 2.75 deg. So a 20lb cap raises the 220deg to 275deg. It is also important to have good air flow through the rad fins.I use a similar product called "Water Wetter ". These products just raise the boiling point of your coolant, so if you get stuck in parade mode it buys you some time before having to shut down due to overheating. I like it as an insurance thing when riding into high temp areas. Never know when you will get stuck at a wreck or traffic jam.
and the claim is :joke:, it will not run cooler on the norm , as the thermostat controls that , but the claim is that it can dissipate heat faster . that is when the fans are on , thermostat open , well i never did testing , so :shrug:. so i cant tell you a real answer :bow:Stuna, does it actually work as they claim?
So did you put in the newer impeller?Ok, I use it on my Prairie 650 and it works not so much but well enough that I'm not going to flush until I get my $20 a bottle's worth (which will be a long long time). Now, on my LTZ400 which my grandson rides. He asked for Engine Ice, we put it in and the quad heated up and boiled really quick. After doing some research here's what I discovered. The LTZ has a problem with the coolant moving too fast through the radiator hence, it does not cool enough there and soon you overheat. They sell an impeller that actually slows the water flow for $75 and a bit of work and gaskets to install making it all about $100 if ya pay yourself $10 and hour. The engine ICE was way thin so it was like plain water and it moved too fast.
So...... here's what we did... We put Prestone in it at a ratio of 75/25 instead of 50/50 which makes it thicker hence it flows slower which accomplishes the task at a reasonable price. The Z has not heated up since.
Well, I pretty much explained that I did not put in a new impeller. I am 62 and have been riding and "experimenting " with chamicals since I was 12.... well, you do the math. When I plan to take my quad to Alaska or ride it in the winter, I might look for another solution (pun intended). The fact that fluid travels too fast through the radiator on the LTZ400 is legendary according to my research. I worked with a fellow (he did the welding on my products for the wing) who built extended radiators for these beasts. His solution? A double barreled radiator which caused the coolant to circulate TWICE through the area where it was to be cooled by airflow/fan action.So did you put in the newer impeller?
Here is the problem when experimenting with chemicals. It may fix it for the climate that day. The manufacures such as Honda, looks at a broader picture. For example, their goal is to have a properly working cooling system where ever a GoldWing may travel on Earth. Not sure what that means to them. If it where a car, that would mean in temperature from maybe -50 deg to +125 deg. So the question would be, how is your cooling system going to work in other climates?
I stand by my writing above. Make sure your cooling system is fuctioning properly and working efficently and you will not have a problem. If their is a known overheating issue, the manufature will come up with a correction for it. Playing with chamicals is not the way to correct an overheating problem. Something else is not right. Verify everything else is correct first.
That was exactly my use for it also, I also have a Brute Force 750 with factory fill that runs much cooler than my Prairie650.Ok, I use it on my Prairie 650 and it works not so much but well enough that I'm not going to flush until I get my $20 a bottle's worth (which will be a long long time).