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    Coolant need advice

    I'm at 13K miles and I want to do a coolant flush this weekend. Is there a coolant that I can buy locally that will be good for my Tuono? I can't see the logic in buying and shipping water as in the premixed specialty coolant. Our V990's can't be much different than a late model aluminum block auto. But, please correct me if I'm wrong. Opinions also welcomed.

    I've been searching for a coolant "How to" and can't seem to find it. Any links would be appreciated.

    Thanks

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    Coolant need advice

    Coolanol is widely available and works well.
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    Engine Ice works.

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    Still looking for a coolant flush "How to". I have seen mention of it but, can't find it.

    Also, how much does the Tuono hold?

    Thanks

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    From the owner's manual:

    Coolant .................................................. ............0.58 US Gallon (2.2 b ) (50% water + 50% antifreeze with ethylene glycol)
    Those that are:
    2005 ZX10R
    2002 ZX6R

    Those that were:
    06 Speed 3, 07 Tuono, 02 YZF-R1, 97 TL1000S, 95 CBR900RR, 94 CBR600F2, 93 FZR600R, 95 RF900R, 00 GS500E

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    http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...hlight=coolant

    i spent alot of time looking for this topic.... this is all i found....... i did this and got out almost all the coolant just not what was in the thermostat.

    hope this helps

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    Anybody got a link to the coolant flush "How to"?

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    This thread looks to be pretty comprehensive: http://www.apriliaforum.com/forums/s...g-water-wetter
    Those that are:
    2005 ZX10R
    2002 ZX6R

    Those that were:
    06 Speed 3, 07 Tuono, 02 YZF-R1, 97 TL1000S, 95 CBR900RR, 94 CBR600F2, 93 FZR600R, 95 RF900R, 00 GS500E

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    Thanks secondGen7, that what I was looking for.

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    No problem. I'll be doing the same, soon. And it's the perfect time to install these if you haven't already.
    Those that are:
    2005 ZX10R
    2002 ZX6R

    Those that were:
    06 Speed 3, 07 Tuono, 02 YZF-R1, 97 TL1000S, 95 CBR900RR, 94 CBR600F2, 93 FZR600R, 95 RF900R, 00 GS500E

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    I run Walmarts Super Tech coolant in everything I own. Less than $10 a gallon. I've been using this stuff for many many years and have NEVER had a problem. Fully compatible with all metals and other coolants.
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