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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 01:02 PM Thread Starter
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antifreeze?

Looking to drain system and change antifreeze. What brand is compatible with 2012 Vulcan 900 Classic LT?
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 06-05-2019, 01:57 PM
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It's all antifreeze man, brand doesn't matter. You can go with a name brand you trust for peace of mind, but generally if you can find it at a store and it's permanent antifreeze, it should work.

Just make sure you either get prediluted 50/50 or of you want to mix your own, use distilled water to dilute down the concentrate...either way, just don't put pure concentrate in, it doesn't work that way.
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Thanks for tips!
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You might like to read the sticky on the vulcan 900 forum I think it covers all the facts , good luck
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Whatever you do, do NOT use a coolant with silicates! I suggest you search the forum for other discussions on this topic before you make a decision.

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Well shit, I have never heard of that. How does one tell of their antifreeze has silicates in it?
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Found this, might help. Helps ease my mind that what I bought is silicate free
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There are a few good threads to read in here where all sorts of people chime in on all things anti-freeze related.

Go up on your screen to the top green bar and select TOOLS.

Then ADVANCED SEARCH and type in antifreeze. It'll send you to a number of related threads.


Lots of info in those threads, more than enough for you to make a decision on your own.

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It's all antifreeze man, brand doesn't matter. You can go with a name brand you trust for peace of mind, but generally if you can find it at a store and it's permanent antifreeze, it should work.

Just make sure you either get prediluted 50/50 or of you want to mix your own, use distilled water to dilute down the concentrate...either way, just don't put pure concentrate in, it doesn't work that way.

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Use a formulation that's safe for aluminum. Buying a brand that is pre-mixed 50/50 makes life easier.

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