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Old 07-14-2007, 01:22 PM
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Draining Coolant

I have to drain the coolant and replace it with water for some upcoming track days. Just thought I'd ask if anyone has any tips or bad experience with running just water. I was going run water until the end of the summer. Thoughts?
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Old 07-14-2007, 03:33 PM
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I would recommend running water + Water Wetter. It has better cooling properties than straight-water.

You'll definitely want to switch to antifreeze coolant for the cold temps.
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Old 07-14-2007, 06:17 PM
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If you run only water in a dirt bike it will seize the engine. I think the same thing would be true for a street bike. I'm no expert, but I beleive antifreeze also acts as anti-boil. They make special coolant specific for track use.
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I would run engine ice personally
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Originally Posted by marmaladeboy View Post
I would recommend running water + Water Wetter. It has better cooling properties than straight-water.

You'll definitely want to switch to antifreeze coolant for the cold temps.
I think with straight water you are also risking corrosion.
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Old 07-14-2007, 08:05 PM
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Originally Posted by azhawk1 View Post
I would run engine ice personally
Some trackday providers/organizers specify against EI because it has a glycol (I think...?) based additive that makes it as slippery as antifreeze.
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Straight water

I'm no expert but I believe you have to have some kind of lubricant/additive for water pump.
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