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06-22-2002 11:29 AM
rideman All I know is before using that EngineIce stuff read thread "EngineIce or Engine Hotter?" at www.ktmtalk.com and www.dirtrider.net.
07-28-2001 11:54 AM
GaBandit12 John,

I think it's 190 degree thermostat, but not positive. The bike definitely makes more power when it runs cooler. (as if it didn't have enough already)

Supposedly Engine Ice is good for the street or the track. It is supposed to provide antifreeze protection as well as anticorrosion and lubrication.

Now, if they would just make some tires that could stand up to more than one or two track days, stick like race compound and still give you 20,000 miles on the street, I'd be a happy camper.
07-27-2001 05:43 AM
RCjohn
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Originally posted by GaBandit12
O.K...my average temperature at Talladega was 176 degrees with Engine Ice. This bike (GSXR1000) normally runs between 185 and 195 degrees on the street with the stock antifreeze. I think the ambient temperature was about 90 degrees at Talladega, don't know what the track temp was.
That is impressive. Do you have any idea what your thermostat is suppose to control temp at?

BTW, does anyone remember is Eng Ice provide anti-freeze protection?
07-27-2001 03:42 AM
GaBandit12 O.K...my average temperature at Talladega was 176 degrees with Engine Ice. This bike (GSXR1000) normally runs between 185 and 195 degrees on the street with the stock antifreeze. I think the ambient temperature was about 90 degrees at Talladega, don't know what the track temp was.
07-24-2001 11:10 AM
markpierro
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Originally posted by JohnnyD
At the track they use straight water to keep their engines cooler. This is not something for daily use. Guaranteed corrosion will develop. Eventually it will clog, you will need to flush out the cooling system, or even replace the radiator. Worse could happen.
Umm...

Actually, at the track they run water with water wetter, coz' when some moron bins it going into turn two, antifreeze is VERY SLIPPERY... Having lapped quite a few racetracks, I know this to be a fact.
07-20-2001 12:31 AM
oldgixer
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Originally posted by Squidwannabe
Hmmmm... Well thanks for the info Mongrel. I'll be pulling my foot out of my mouth now ...

What did it taste like? Frog legs??
07-19-2001 11:47 PM
Eric00zx12r Thought I read somewhere that you had to change the Engine Ice every 40 hours or so. Maybe it was on their web page that I saw it.

Any comments on that?
07-19-2001 09:10 PM
GaBandit12 I just switched to Engine Ice. It is approved by AMA, FUSA, CCA and WERA for use in Road Racing. It is a Propylene Glycol antifreeze as opposed to Ethylene Glycol. It is a pre-mixed solution, so you don't have to add water to it. However, it is EXPENSIVE. About $13.00 for a half gallon bottle. For a Gixxer, you need 2 bottles.

The old Ethylene Glycol is VERY slippery when spilled (just get a leak sometime and let it spray on your back tire, or run through it after someone spilled it on the track), and hard to clean up. This stuff is not supposed to pose a hazard.

I'm going to the track Tuesday, so I'll let you know how it does. This will be my first trip to the track with the LiterGixxer. (That thing's a pain in the ass to prep)
07-19-2001 08:45 PM
RCjohn
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Originally posted by Squidwannabe


Ya, water makes your engine run WAY cooler !! Where does this guy come from ??

As usual, Adam is full of crap.

Water has better heat transfer coefficient without the anti-freeze so theoretically it will transfer more energy but remember that there is a thermostat on the bike that will keep the temp. above a predetermined setting. The bike will have an easier time keeping down at that setting with something other than the 50/50 mix but it is not a huge difference in such a small system. That is an oversimplified explanation though. I recommend you stick with the mix or go to a mix with Watter Wetter. I believe the Watter Wetter has corrosion inhibitors. You could try the newer stuff called Engine Ice. The technology behind it makes sense.
07-19-2001 05:17 PM
Squidwannabe Hmmmm... Well thanks for the info Mongrel. I'll be pulling my foot out of my mouth now ...
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