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I am getting a major full tune up. And have been using Maxima Coolanol for about a decade, but the dealership I am taking it to is strongly recommending to go with Kawasaki's OEM coolant that they make their own and because of all the R&D it's better all around. I'm in Southern CA where we have almost year round heat waves 90's - 100's for almost 5-6 months.

Wanted to get some opinions?
As I know which ever I choose, I will have to stick to that for topping off as they can't be mixed.


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I am getting a major full tune up. And have been using Maxima Coolanol for about a decade, but the dealership I am taking it to is strongly recommending to go with Kawasaki's OEM coolant that they make their own and because of all the R&D it's better all around. I'm in Southern CA where we have almost year round heat waves 90's - 100's for almost 5-6 months.

Wanted to get some opinions?
As I know which ever I choose, I will have to stick to that for topping off as they can't be mixed.


Thanks
I'm a fan of more frequent flushes and merely running pure, distilled water with several ounces of Red Line Water Wetter. The water wetter provides lubrication and fights cavitation and bubbling in the system. Plus, the pure water sheds heat better, as long as your system is leak proof.

All the coolant does is prevent freeze damage by lowering the freezing point, and raise the boiling point to keep it from overheating when running at slower than optimal speed when pushing air past the radiator.
 

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I'm a fan of more frequent flushes and merely running pure, distilled water with several ounces of Red Line Water Wetter...
If I didn't live in an area that freezes, this is the route I'd go for my street-only bike. Way cheaper and changing annually doesn't have to be complicated. Disposal of the water/Wetter is far simpler too since it can be dumped in a drain if at recommended concentration in distilled water. I used to use Engine Ice for track and it was fine but have converted b/c some orgs don't allow that either.

I would not bother using it with an existing glycol coolant, there have been reports of issues with some coolant system chemistries and no observed improvements.

No coolant is better than straight water. The closer you can get to water, the better your heat transfer rate. Having lubricants in the mix is a good idea, thus Water Wetter.
 

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Actually, wanted to know Maxima Coolanol or Kawi OEM?
Pros/cons?
 
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