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how many riding seasons long does engine ice last?

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Old 03-16-2011, 11:33 PM
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Default how many riding seasons long does engine ice last?

Bought it and got the dealership to do it last summer, figure it should be aight for this riding season but how long before I do another coolant flush? Thanks
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Old 03-17-2011, 06:18 PM
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Not sure about how long before a flush, but Engine Ice is not an antifreeze. That being said if you live somewhere where is gets below freezing in the winter you may want to add some antifreeze to it.
 
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:37 PM
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You should still follow your owners manual's maintenance guidlines regardless of what coolant you have. I run the Engine Ice and I change it out every 2-3 seasons. it always looks brand new when I drain it. the system should only need flushed once, when switching from the green stuff to the engine ice. after that, you should be OK with a drain and fill (bleed too).
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Engine Ice is not an antifreeze. That being said if you live somewhere where is gets below freezing in the winter you may want to add some antifreeze to it.
Engine Ice is good up to -26F. Also, Engine Ice is a propylene glycol base and does not mix well with the standard coolant ethylene glycol base.
 

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Old 03-18-2011, 09:53 PM
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Just looked it up online and I stand corrected.
I raced quads for a dealership and ran engine ice in my motors. They told me that it didnt have freeze protection and should be switched out in the winter. Oh well.
 
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Originally Posted by Jebbin12 View Post
They told me that it didnt have freeze protection and should be switched out in the winter. Oh well.
That does hold true for the straight water with water wetter. that combo does keep engine temps cooler than engine ice, but having to deal with it freezing in the winter is not worth it. Honestly, I didnt notice much, if any drop in temps on my bike after switching to engine ice. Probably wont notice it for average street riding
 
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