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    Antifreeze Recommendation?

    Looks like mine is low and I was wondering if it makes a difference and if I should buy something like Prestone Xtreme Sport that is made for motorcycles or if I can just use a regular 50/50 mix for cars and be fine. The manual does mention using antifreeze formulated for aluminum engines so I thought I would ask. Thanks.

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    Any good antifreeze that is silicate free would be fine..50/50 mix

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    Engine Ice over here... like the product, like the reviews but that just me... I agree with Toasted.. whatever is silicate and phosphate free can do the trick.

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    Two Questions and I know this is gonna make me look dumb but....

    Silicate free? Just got my boy a 93 GSXR and changed the coolant (as it sat in someones living room from 96 until 2 days ago). The coolant I used is mixed 50/50 but contains silicate...Should I be concerned?

    Second question.... When I went in to buy coolant, many are 5-/50 mix now and say 'DO NOT ADD WATER'. Are these good as is or do I still need to dilute anothr 50/50 with distilled water?

    Tx ahead....

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    Don't dilute the 50/50 .... its where it should be. The silicate will damage the seals in the VTX water pump. Not sure what the seals in the GSXR are so see the MFG specs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by flamenko View Post
    Two Questions and I know this is gonna make me look dumb but....

    Silicate free? Just got my boy a 93 GSXR and changed the coolant (as it sat in someones living room from 96 until 2 days ago). The coolant I used is mixed 50/50 but contains silicate...Should I be concerned?

    Second question.... When I went in to buy coolant, many are 5-/50 mix now and say 'DO NOT ADD WATER'. Are these good as is or do I still need to dilute anothr 50/50 with distilled water?

    Tx ahead....
    do not dilute the 50/50 mixture...good to go where it is at from the jug. i, personally, would redrain and drop the 50/50 mix with the silicate in it. just like the X, the silicate will also damage the seals in the GSXR. just my opinion, but i've also seen it happen first hand to other GSXR bikes in my area.

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    Silicate...Phosphate? I have no idea. I had some regular Prestone left over so I used that with a mix of 50/50 (roughly) with distilled water. I checked on the Prestone bottle and it does not say if it has it or not. Hoping not. Just says ethylene glycol and diethylene glycol. I ended up putting in too much (that's a really small resevoir) and had to siphon a bit back out.

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    Prestone makes a 50/50 mix that is silicate and phosphate free

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    I just want to know how you add antifreeze without removing the gas tank

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    The cap to the tube that goes to the reservoir is under the side cover (where the tool kit is located on the left side). Just pop out the cover fill up and pop it back on.

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