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post #1 of 5 Old Sep 22nd, 2006, 9:21 am Thread Starter
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Antifreeze Compatibility

To the tech gurus: I'm about to do a cooling system flush and am about to purchase coolant from Kragen down the street. Are there any compatibility issues with the original BMW coolant that came with bike that I should know about? ( ie: DEX-COOL or regular)

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You'll get two complete changes out of a gallon of BMW coolant after dilution - for the differential in price - a few bucks - I would stay with OEM. My thought is that you want to keep the chemistry inside the same - and while there is probably no real downside to using other coolants that meet the OEM specifications why take the chance? Besides that the blueberry flavoring tastes great!

BTW, if you attach a clear vinyl hose to the tip of a funnel and snake it down between the frame you can EASILY top off the radiator without any side tupper ware removal.


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I am due for a coolant change in mine but this is the first time I have ever done it myself. I didn't find any info on the forum on how to unless I just wasn't looking in the right place. Can anyone give me advice/direction/how to?
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I am due for a coolant change in mine but this is the first time I have ever done it myself. I didn't find any info on the forum on how to unless I just wasn't looking in the right place. Can anyone give me advice/direction/how to?
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Hi Jim! If you search under "coolant change" you can find quite a bit of info. Here is one of the replies from a real guru on the LT, Mark:
http://www.bmwlt.com/forums/showthre...coolant+change

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I think your tag line about covers it.

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