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    Is there a list of the different brands of 50/50 antifreeze that are ok to use in our x"s other than the Honda coolant? I've found the list on spark plugs and the oil filters but not the coolant. Thanks

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    Just check the labels on the jugs.
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    I have checked the labels and haven't found any that say one way or the other! There are several that say there safe for all vehicles and aliminum engines but not any that specify say "silicate free"

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    I have checked the labels and haven't found any that say one way or the other! There are several that say there safe for all vehicles and aliminum engines but not any that specify say "silicate free"
    me too!
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    Prestone 50/50 is phosphate, silicate and borate free. Available almost everywhere.
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    Are you looking at generics or something? Because every name brand I've seen says it's silicate free if it is.
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    I use the Prestone Extended Life. Phosphate/silicate free. I then buy a jug of distilled water and mix 50/50. I have seen the "pre-mixed" on the shelf as well, you pay a premium for that 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jimbo View Post
    I then buy a jug of distilled water and mix 50/50. I have seen the "pre-mixed" on the shelf as well, you pay a premium for that 1/2 gallon of distilled water.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roads2Ride View Post
    Prestone 50/50 is phosphate, silicate and borate free. Available almost everywhere.
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    I bought the Dex-cool? I think. It is for GM and says right on it silicate free and for use in aluminum.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big Jon View Post
    Just check the labels on the jugs.
    HEHEHE he said jugs.

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    dex cool or substitute for dex cool, you're golden. others may work too, but if you go dex-cool route, you can use it for cars and bikes, so just keeps it simple.

    +1 on the mix your own. if you can't divide by 2, maybe you shouldn't be doing your own mechanical work.
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    I dont know about a list, but for the same price for 3QTS of coolant at the honda motorcycle dealer. You can get 1 gallon of the honda car coolant type 2 for the same price. Its the same stuff. I used it in my 03 1800c last year when I flushed my system. I put 10k on my bike last year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookem1 View Post
    I bought the Dex-cool? I think. It is for GM and says right on it silicate free and for use in aluminum.
    I don't remember what the stock coolant is but, I have been told by more than one mechanic that mixing the extended life coolant with the green coolant will cause it to gel. You'll want to flush the system out real good with water anyway. If the coolant is silicate free, it will be printed on the jug somewhere. If it isn't printed on the jug, it isn't silicate free.
    There, I said jug twice. That = jugs.
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    Default This needed to be bumped

    Lotsa good info on Silicate and Phos free anti freeze
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    Default This should help

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    I'd be cautious with Dex-Cool. tends to be harder on plastics, gaskets, and such. This was a known problem, I don't know if they fixed the problem or not.

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