Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum
Welcome to suzuki800 Intruder forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50, Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder.

You will need to register before all the area's become visible, before doing so please enter & read the first thread in the Introductory area

It will only take a minute to register & it would be great to have you on board
This is a free to access and use site.

Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum

A UK Site Dedicated To The Suzuki C800, VL800, VX800, M800, VZ800, VS800, C50, M50 Model Intruder / Boulevard / Marauder
 
HomePublicationsRegisterLog in

Share
 

 Coolant change advice

Go down 
AuthorMessage
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeMon Jul 23, 2012 11:24 pm

My bike will be 2 in September and has already had its 7500 mile service. I'm on 10,000 now. I see the coolant change is at 2 years - is this a critical time or could I wait until the 11,000 in about 6 months?
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
captain crash


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 24, 2012 12:40 am

I would wait, recommended times are well inside the required time. As you have a service planned I would hold off until that is done.
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 24, 2012 3:32 am

I'm with crash, seeing as a service will be done in 6 months why bother.
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 24, 2012 8:57 am

Coolant change advice 433968 guys. I'll wait - that suits me fine. Couldn't seem to find that advice anywhere on the net but suzuki800.com came up with the answer straight away - Coolant change advice 881924
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 24, 2012 4:38 pm

I think that this as with oil or anything else is that it does have a shelf life that it is guaranteed to work at full steam, so to speak, after that it will start at some point to degrade. I would always advice that all fluids should be changed at the recommended intervals, I actually change my oil more frequently than is recommended. However I look at it like this, because you don't do your own maintenance on your bikes you have two choices, Either bring your planned service forward or wait another six months until it is due. I can't see the product in question breaking down within that 6 months to such a degree that it really warrants it.
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 24, 2012 5:28 pm

Mr Intruder wrote:
I think that this as with oil or anything else is that it does have a shelf life that it is guaranteed to work at full steam, so to speak, after that it will start at some point to degrade. I would always advice that all fluids should be changed at the recommended intervals, I actually change my oil more frequently than is recommended. However I look at it like this, because you don't do your own maintenance on your bikes you have two choices, Either bring your planned service forward or wait another six months until it is due. I can't see the product in question breaking down within that 6 months to such a degree that it really warrants it.

Coolant change advice 3999423852
Back to top Go down
Rattler
Valued Member
Rattler


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 7:25 pm

What coolant brand does everyone use?
Back to top Go down
pledge
Valued Member
pledge


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 7:35 pm

My bike still has the same coolant that it came with in 2007, the local motorcycle shop I use who has a very good reputation says as long as the coolant tests ok there's no need to change it. Most cars come now with coolant that only needs changing after 10 years.
Back to top Go down
Rattler
Valued Member
Rattler


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 7:41 pm

Ah right. Well I have a coolant tester somewhere.
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 9:20 pm

How do you test coolant?
Back to top Go down
Rattler
Valued Member
Rattler


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 9:26 pm

Dunno how it works but it's a pipet with 3 coloured balls in it and depending on their position tells you the condition of the coolant.
Back to top Go down
Bluesman
Very Valued VIP Member
Bluesman


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 10:08 pm

Rattler wrote:
Dunno how it works but it's a pipet with 3 coloured balls in it and depending on their position tells you the condition of the coolant.

Ah, thanks - bit like a pregnancy test for motorcycles!
Back to top Go down
Rattler
Valued Member
Rattler


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 10:34 pm

Exactly.

[url=http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&productId=530559&categoryId=255224&langId=-1Exactly. ]http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductMobileDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&productId=530559&categoryId=255224&langId=-1Exactly. [/url]
Back to top Go down
simbo
* Site Guru *
simbo


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeTue Jul 31, 2012 11:45 pm

OMG ! My Intruders expecting
Back to top Go down
Mr Intruder
Suzuki800.com Founder ... & ... Senior Administrator
Mr Intruder


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeWed Aug 01, 2012 12:03 am

At £4.99 that's gotta be a good thing I would have thought. I might end up saving money over a long period with, I'm going to get one of those. I would rather not do any maintenance that doesn't need doing and if that little tool can assure me my coolant isn't becoming acid or whatever it turns into over time that's great.
Back to top Go down
icetechaus
Valued Member
icetechaus


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeWed Aug 01, 2012 8:04 am

It measures specific gravity, basically the density of the fluid relative to the mass of the balls in the tube. I used to test my car battery acid with a similar thing many years ago.
Back to top Go down
Twojobmick
Valued VIP Member
Twojobmick


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 8:30 am

pledge wrote:
My bike still has the same coolant that it came with in 2007, the local motorcycle shop I use who has a very good reputation says as long as the coolant tests ok there's no need to change it. Most cars come now with coolant that only needs changing after 10 years.

I'm with you Ray .... my coolant hasn't been changed since I got the bike in 2007 ( who knows maybe it wasn't changed in the 4 years prior to that either ) but it still functions OK.

I must admit I have thought to myself that I should change it though, reckon it might be the next scheduled mantenence task I undertake .
Back to top Go down
captain crash
Mentally Deficient lunatic ..... & ..... Site Moderator
captain crash


Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeThu Aug 02, 2012 1:36 pm

I have never changed coolant in anything and only ever topped up with water, Shame on me
Back to top Go down
Sponsored content




Coolant change advice Empty
PostSubject: Re: Coolant change advice   Coolant change advice Icon_minitime

Back to top Go down
 
Coolant change advice
Back to top 
Page 1 of 1
 Similar topics
-
» Advice on drifter float fishing
» spinning/lure rod advice please
» Advice on PFD's ??
» I need advice on a dry cag. Help appreciated big time!!
» any advice

Permissions in this forum:You cannot reply to topics in this forum
Suzuki 800 Intruder Club & Forum :: The Garage :: Cooling system-
Jump to:  
Slide Show
A random selection of suzuki800.com member bikes.
Latest topics
» First post from Arnold in Idaho
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby stingray Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:06 pm

» register logon - C'mon in and say hello - I think
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby stingray Mon Jun 24, 2019 7:03 pm

» SAYING HELLO FROM WINNIPEG, MANITOBA
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:33 pm

» Hello! This is Ed from Wash.,DC
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:32 pm

» Hiyas
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:31 pm

» Newbie
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby peardrop3 Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:30 pm

» Hello
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Fri Jun 21, 2019 5:29 pm

» Ratchet noise from under tank.
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby goshhub Fri Jun 14, 2019 11:39 pm

» First Time Ever Saw Mr Green
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby ArnoldinIdaho Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:51 pm

» Hi new here...
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby OldManYam Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:10 pm

» Hello from Bulgaria
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby OldManYam Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:08 pm

» Hello from Ipswich
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby OldManYam Tue Jun 04, 2019 10:07 pm

» VZ800 Charging issue
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby peardrop3 Mon Jun 03, 2019 2:03 pm

» Hello from Calgary Alberta CANADA
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby peardrop3 Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:55 pm

» Hi from South Wales
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Mon May 27, 2019 3:35 pm

» Tailbone pain after 100 miles on stock seat.
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby ardie Sun May 26, 2019 6:54 pm

» My 2013 M50
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby ardie Sun May 26, 2019 6:50 pm

» Brake lever!
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Shrek Sun May 26, 2019 1:45 pm

» Brake lever!
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Shrek Sun May 26, 2019 1:29 pm

» Hi from Calgary, Alberta, Canada! (2000 Maurader VZ800)
Coolant change advice Icon_minitimeby Takkyu Sat May 25, 2019 8:36 pm

Log in
Username:
Password:
Log in automatically: 
:: I forgot my password