Rotella ELC Coolant


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str8edge
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Rotella ELC Coolant

Postby str8edge » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:20 pm



Has anyone used this on a motorcycle?
I found this in a store at about $13 a gallon compared to my other coolant, Engine Ice, that is $20 for a half gallon. The bottle says silicate free.
Thoughts?



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deanbw
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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant

Postby deanbw » Thu Jun 09, 2016 11:48 pm

well, you can use any coolant you want...... Engine ice is propylene glycol which is food grade for things like potable water, or used in ice rinks, My guess is they are going for the non-toxic crowd, which is fine. personally I don't care if the birds change their flight path when going over my house.
The rotella is the same as prestone or peak, or most any modern coolant, it would work as well as anything else.

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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant

Postby str8edge » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:45 pm

I'm just wondering because I have a '82 Aspencade and some coolants have been known to destroy our water pumps.
From what I understand, a non silicate coolant is safe.
I tried researching this coolant to see if anyone had used this on a motorcycle, and turned up with nothing.
Thanks for your reply!

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Re: Rotella ELC Coolant

Postby deanbw » Fri Jun 10, 2016 12:58 pm

str8edge wrote:I'm just wondering because I have a '82 Aspencade and some coolants have been known to destroy our water pumps.
From what I understand, a non silicate coolant is safe.
I tried researching this coolant to see if anyone had used this on a motorcycle, and turned up with nothing.
Thanks for your reply!

Yea, I think most all of the "advanced" coolants sold by all the big names have jumped on the high mileage silicate free band wagon. I have been using prestone since my first water cooled bike I bought in 1979, back then you had to put a tea spoon of "barrs" in the coolant to lube the mechanical seal or it would drip, ahhh those were the days




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