I assume the answer is yes, just want to be sure, and/or if anyone has a better recommendation.
Wow, thanks. I didn't know that had happened with engine ice. Can you elaborate why waterwetter is better, is it simply because (and for good reason) engine ice messed up a batch a couple years ago?"Safe" is debatable. It's fine in any motor that uses glycol-based coolant as long as they don't screw up the ingredients again so it blocks up your radiator. That was a couple years ago tooth and I don't know of any recent recalls. I'm not a big fan of that stuff though and Water-Wetter is the better option. Unless you like that dark blue color.:wink:
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Wow, thanks. I didn't know that had happened with engine ice. Can you elaborate why waterwetter is better, is it simply because (and for good reason) engine ice messed up a batch a couple years ago?
White vinegar is definitely a good way to remove any gunk in the system if you're seriously concerned. Just make sure you flush the system cold. Vinegar at or near its boiling point can be extremely corrosive to metal. I think Heinz even sells a less acidic "cleaning white vinegar". Just make sure you add the recommended amount of distilled water to the mixture and flush with distilled water liberally. I imagine it will take more than one run of water to clear out all the vinegar. If you want to practice run vinegar through your coffee maker!To the op's question about flushing, when I flushed mine in the past I used a mix of vinegar and distilled water like you mentioned. I'm sure you could get away with just using distilled water and running that threw a few time but I think the vinegar is beneficial in some way lol.
Just go with OEM coolant. Safe & sound. This bike runs cool is isn't a heat box.
I have engine ice in my bike but I will mention that some track day orgs wont allow engine ice or Evans. For example N2 wont allow it in the advanced class I believe but SportbikeTrackTime will allow it. Water wetter is probably your best bet as far as being allowed in all classes for track days.I assume the answer is yes, just want to be sure, and/or if anyone has a better recommendation.
Tracks won't allow it. Antifreeze (or glycol) is an oily substance (it lubricates some parts in addition to cooling). Some tracks allow mixes (engine ice) and some tracks won't (water wetter).Just go with OEM coolant. Safe & sound. This bike runs cool is isn't a heat box.
Im bringing this back. I had a couple questions on this topic but didnt ask...but now with minor issues im gonna ask.
1. Can i mix engine ice with water wetter?
2. Does it help to add any regular green antifreeze to engine ice or more specifically water wetter?? Ive read of guys using just a little antifreeze along with water wetter for even better results.
Id need to do a flush and will probly replace the hoses while im at it and may check the impeller on the pump. I have a new container of the blue stuff sitting around though and would hate to just throw it out - im doing this to the 636 by the way which is a daily commuter so to me it wouldnt be a big deal to use the leftover engine ice, but ill start putting WW into the 10 from here on. Might just do a flush and use the new bottle of EI i have sitting here and mix distilled in to top it off just for the time being or for a summer. Thoughts?
Hey Capn. You can mix Engine Ice with Water Wetter, but that won't help with anything. Depends on your goals though.
Engine Ice is anti-freeze solution. Water Wetter is not. Water Wetter is track approved. Engine Ice may not be. If you're just running the bike on the street that is going to be ridden in areas that can freeze, then Engine Ice or regular anti-freeze is fine. Mixing stuff together won't help you with anything. I ride in FL where it doesn't freeze more than a couple days a year. So Water Wetter is fine for me. Mixing anti-freeze in with the WW even in small amounts won't make any noticeable difference and won't be track approved in that case either.
So I'd say, pick one and run it. If you're going to do the WW, and it freezes in the winter there, then swap the coolant every Fall/Spring. :wink: