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    What coolant to use

    I was wondering this as i am finishing up my engine install and i know in the automotive field that the manufactures use the "orange" coolant as its suppossed to be non corrosive to the aluminum components i.e Instake leaks,headgaskets.. and i was would think that this would be the same with the 4TECs? And another question,what about using distilled water for less corrosion also,My main concern for ALL of us is less corrosion would help headgasket failures in some aspect i would think,what about you


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    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    I was wondering this as i am finishing up my engine install and i know in the automotive field that the manufactures use the "orange" coolant as its suppossed to be non corrosive to the aluminum components i.e Instake leaks,headgaskets.. and i was would think that this would be the same with the 4TECs? And another question,what about using distilled water for less corrosion also,My main concern for ALL of us is less corrosion would help headgasket failures in some aspect i would think,what about you
    Ive always used Preston 50/50 premix with no problems..

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    The only coolant to use to over come your concerns is EVANs......it is waterless, and expensive.

    Snoman......I did as you suggested; 50/50 premix.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1tommygunner1927 View Post
    The only coolant to use to over come your concerns is EVANs......it is waterless, and expensive.

    Snoman......I did as you suggested; 50/50 premix.
    used this since 2006 when i bought both skis and havent had any issues..and im running a 2 Rude on my ski with an 04 cam set to 145 psi....

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    50/50 orange or green snowman?

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    Green. the orange is dex-cool and is garbage imo

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    Quote Originally Posted by Snoman View Post
    used this since 2006 when i bought both skis and havent had any issues..and im running a 2 Rude on my ski with an 04 cam set to 145 psi....
    The only issue I had: top coolant hose blew off due to the worm clamp vibrating loose out in the middle of the lake.......yeah, it was tight, but stuff happens. Used all the water me and JPT7779 brought with us, although we could have used lake water. I'm so glad I stuck with your suggestion rather than using the waterless coolant.

    I also replaced the worm clamp with the Oetiker clamp.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sea-one View Post
    50/50 orange or green snowman?
    Green..If you go to any auto part store they sell it already premixed ready to go...Its in a 1 gallon yellow bottle by Preston...

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    just to clarify, green 50/50 only cause its diluted,i dont add any water at all.

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    How important is it to flush the cooling system out with distilled water before adding the new coolant? The shop manual describes quite a process for coolant changes.

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