Coolant type to use


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icebox
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Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Coolant type to use

Postby icebox » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:18 am



I am replacing my water pump on 86 Interstate 1200. Can I use 50/50 universal coolant that says can be used for any vehicle, can be mixed with any color coolant, and has no silicates listed in ingredients? It is PEAK Global Lifetime Coolant with ingredients Water..Ethylene Glycol...Diethylene Glycol...Sodium Benzoate..Propietery inhibitor. It has a freeze point of -34 deg. and boiling point of 265 deg....I am a long way from a honda store and 7 bucks a qt is crazy anyway for honda coolant. HELP!! Thanks for the great info!!!



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SilverDave
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Motorcycle: 1985 GL1200 GoldWing Aspy

Re: Coolant type to use

Postby SilverDave » Mon Apr 21, 2014 10:39 pm

The consensus is that Honda Premix is ALWAYS safe , but that Peak Global is also silicate free and safe :

see here, 4th post down:
http://www.goldwingfacts.com/forums/2-g ... cates.html

Yes $7 a quart is crazy ... but replacing a water pump is no picnic, either ...
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icebox
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Location: Minnesota
Motorcycle: 1986 GL1200 Interstate

Re: Coolant type to use

Postby icebox » Tue Apr 22, 2014 2:34 pm

Looks like Peak Global is going in. Just about ready to put front of engine with new Honda pump back on. It is a workout , and hope all goes well, but will be good piece of mind once done and on the road. It appears this is not the first replacement, as the old one had metal fins. 86 Interstate 1200. Wonder if previous owners used silicate anti freeze. Has 58,000 miles on it only. Thanks everyone for responding quickly to my posts!! It really helps while working on it, and get quick answers !! Couldn't do it without you guys, thanks.!


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