Thread: Engine coolant.
04-15-2006, 07:52 PM #1
I put Engine Ice in and I'm short about 2 inches from the MIN line. Is it ok to just add some antifreeze. I also have some water wetter and thought about just adding some more water wetter/distilled water.
The instructions for the Engine Ice say to COMPLETELY clean and flush the system before adding the Engine Ice so makes me wonder if it's not good to have some antifreeze.
I could order some more Engine Ice but it takes a week or so and I just need 2 inches.
04-15-2006, 08:01 PM #2
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I would just throw some distilled in there...It is has a higher boiling point then engine ice anyways....and better cooling properties!
04-16-2006, 11:13 AM #3
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Where do you get engine ice or water wetter?
04-16-2006, 11:45 AM #4Originally Posted by Totallyblown
Engine ice boils at 256 are you using magic water?
04-16-2006, 12:03 PM #5Originally Posted by RXPNJ
My local "Pep Boys" auto has Water Wetter. My local motorcycle dealer (Honda) has the Engine Ice in stock.
Warning: Water Wetter will not provide boil-over or freeze-over protection... so be careful!
04-16-2006, 04:13 PM #6
Anyone know if adding antifreeze would be ok or would it screw up the properties of the engine ice to retrain heat into the water. Seems like the antifreeze could some how dilute the property of the engine ice.
Looks like I'm going to have to buy another 1/2 gallon for like 2 cups....
04-16-2006, 05:56 PM #7
I would go with distilled water, Kinch. Engine ice already contains water anyway (de-ionized) so you won't be doing anything but dilluting the formula- but by so little that it probably won't matter.
Adding another type of coolant (anti-freeze, waterwetter) I would worry about an adverse chemical reaction between those and the Engine ice.
Bro- alot of motorcycle shops have that Engine ice in stock. You might want to call around so you don't have to deal with the shipping wait.
I know I would feel best about adding more Engine ice if it were me.
04-16-2006, 05:58 PM #8
By the way, how much Engine ice did your ski take when you filled it?
04-16-2006, 06:33 PM #9
A Gallon!! I guess really a gallon and a quarter.
I had to order it twice off ebay. Might have been better for shipping ordering at one time.
Engine Ice says to change it twice a year and at minimum once a year. So I guess that is 45-90 dollars a year for Engine Ice.
I might just stick with coolant and have my warranty replace the coolant and just a Riva Thermostat.
I added coolant before reading this... Hope it's ok It wasn't much probably 1-2inch below the Min line all the way to the middle.
what is seadoo requirements for engine coolant flush. every 2 seasons ?
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