GL 1500 SE antifreeze


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waynedudes
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GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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I have a 94 GL 1500 trike. Replaced the timing belts and looking for what I can use for anti freeze. Other than getting gouged by Honda. Researched a bit and found that Prestone, may cause premature water pump failure, due to silica in the anti freeze.

So I dug some more. Found out that Peak Antifreeze is EHA, nitrite, borate, amines, and Silica free. Don't think I will have any problem using Peak.

Or will I?



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Re: GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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I have also noted, that the previous owner, replaced the water pump with only 12,683 miles! Bike was only 3 years old. I would assume that it still had the original factory antifreeze in it. Antifreeze was also replaced with genuine Honda anti freeze? Wonder if water pump failure is a common problem with 1500s? Something to contemplate.

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Re: GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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waynedudes wrote:
Thu Apr 23, 2020 12:26 pm
I have also noted, that the previous owner, replaced the water pump with only 12,683 miles! Bike was only 3 years old. I would assume that it still had the original factory antifreeze in it. Antifreeze was also replaced with genuine Honda anti freeze? Wonder if water pump failure is a common problem with 1500s? Something to contemplate.
I have used Castrol radicool SF for 4 years without any issues. The water pump failure is not a common failure on GL1500. There are some records of changing it between 200.000-400.000 miles.

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Re: GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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for the amount of times you replace the antifreeze why not go OEM

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Re: GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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I always use OEM. I buy it at the local Honda car dealership. About $20 a gallon.
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Re: GL 1500 SE antifreeze

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I have been using this Valvoline coolant without any problems. It is made for Hondas and is the same blue color as the new stuff you get from Honda. It is a 50/50 mix. The closest Honda car dealer is over an hour away. This is at my local Wal Mart. I have switched all my bikes and quads over to it.





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