Engine Coolant


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Engine Coolant

Post by Pam » Fri Jun 08, 2018 3:07 pm



Is there a suitable substitute to Honda coolant? I plan on changing my coolant but can't find a coolant that says it is silicate and borate free. I don't have a Honda store close, and have spent a lot of time reading labels, but none seem to fit the bill. I have found one coolant that Says it is safe for Honda but I am thinking that is a Honda car. Any input would be greatly appreciated



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Re: Engine Coolant

Post by DenverWinger » Sat Jun 09, 2018 7:08 am

I found 'Beck-Arnley Euro SF+ Concentrate' in the local auto parts store, 'Made in Germany', and specifically mentions no amines, nitrates, phosphates or silicates on the label.

A little on the 'spendy' side (probably no more than Honda coolant though) but it looks like a product the GL1500 will be happy to have inside her...
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Re: Engine Coolant

Post by cbx4evr » Sat Jun 09, 2018 9:16 pm

Honda car coolant is fine to use. I see you are in Canada. This will work just fine.

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Re: Engine Coolant

Post by Pam » Sat Jun 09, 2018 11:08 pm

Was in Can tire today and found that Honda compatible product, picked up a jug nothing left to do but get the flushing done.

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Re: Engine Coolant

Post by 823JIM » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:28 pm

Email I sent to Prestone:
Is Prestone 50/50 predeluted with Cor-Guard silicate free? I have a Honda that calls for silicate free coolant, am I safe with this Prestone product?

Their reply:
Good Morning Jim,
Prestone Information <Information@prestone.com>
Yes, it is, and yes, you are. Please let me know if you require anything further.
Aaron Jones
Prestone Consumer Relations Representative
Friends don't let friends do stupid stuff (alone)
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Re: Engine Coolant

Post by Grindl » Thu Jun 21, 2018 5:12 pm

Pam ; I've been using Peak anti-freeze in my Wings here in Arizona for over thirty years with no adverse effects , whatsoever . My "78" GL-1000 had over 860,000 miles on it when I sold it three years ago , and the current owner says he has put another 100 thou on it since . My current "83" GL-1100A has over 400,000 on it , and no heat / Temp issues that I've noticed . Since I do all of my own engine work , I would have noticed anything in the negative .

Looking at the waterless coolant , but haven't made my mind up yet . Hard to switch from something you know works .



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