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Any thoughts on using Long Live Coolant instead of the 2 year type?
 

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Edit: didn't read question

While I'm here, I would run the 2 year and change it. I like new fluids, more than old fluids. Even if it is a long life, there is still a chance of contamination
 

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Long life.

If you don't trust the manufacturers recommendation, why do you trust the "2 year" policy.

You have 2 real choices.

Either get the long life stuff or change your coolant monthly.
 

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Long life.

If you don't trust the manufacturers recommendation, why do you trust the "2 year" policy.

You have 2 real choices.

Either get the long life stuff or change your coolant monthly.
Monthly coolant change?? First time I heard this. Wait a minute, you are kidding around right??
Maybe I am missing something?? Is it a Florida thing??
 

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The corrosion inhibitors in the antifreeze deplete. The long life juice just takes longer. I'd use either motorcycle specific antifreeze, or Zerex Asian Engine formula, or any Japanese auto maker's antifreeze.

Here's an easy check of the condition of the corrosion inhibitors...with cool coolant, remove the radiator cap and put one probe of a voltmeter into the coolant without touching metal. Put the other probe on the battery negative post. If you read 0.1 to 0.3 volts DC, you're good. If you read higher voltage you're seeing your engine as a galvanic corrosion cell. You're overdue to flush and renew the coolant.
 

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The corrosion inhibitors in the antifreeze deplete. The long life juice just takes longer. I'd use either motorcycle specific antifreeze, or Zerex Asian Engine formula, or any Japanese auto maker's antifreeze.

Here's an easy check of the condition of the corrosion inhibitors...with cool coolant, remove the radiator cap and put one probe of a voltmeter into the coolant without touching metal. Put the other probe on the battery negative post. If you read 0.1 to 0.3 volts DC, you're good. If you read higher voltage you're seeing your engine as a galvanic corrosion cell. You're overdue to flush and renew the coolant.
I did not know that-! I'm good to try it but I don't get the once a month change or was it even two months
 

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I change the coolant every 2 years in all my vehicles. I don't believe in long life coolants and such.

Nothing lasts forever.
 

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Remove the three bolts indicated to drain the coolant.

 

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Suzuki Super Long Life Coolant

Suzuki now has Super Long Life Coolant and I was told is phasing out the standard coolant.

Vstrom.info Thread

Ain't it purdy. :biggrinjester:


I have two extra quarts thanks to the parts guy who read the official amount. Oh and it cost more. $9.99 a quart.
 

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So, is there an MSDS on this new coolant? They don't have it on the Suzuki web site either.
 

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Long life for sure

Honda cars started using long life coolant several years ago. I've performed dozens of 105K. services on these cars, which requires changing coolant. The used coolant coming out looks & smells much better that the old type.
 

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I change the coolant every 2 years in all my vehicles. I don't believe in long life coolants and such.

Nothing lasts forever.
Why not trust the new chemistry? Suzuki says their blue juice is good for 4 years. GM screwed up with a chemical in DexCool that softened certain gasket material (that another department of GM specified), and cheap shoddy radiator caps that let air in. Other than that, other versions of long life coolant have worked well.
 

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Seems mileage would matter too?
I change my coolant using the regular green auto parts stuff (60% green, 40% distilled water) every year - and I'm on track to average about 25,000 each year.
...is this a new Oil Thread?
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