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post #1 of 16 Old 02-01-2018, 08:52 PM Thread Starter
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Suzuki Long Life Coolants Part Numbers

I just picked up a 2014 Vstrom 650 with 6400 miles and the owner's manual states that the coolant is due because it is 4 years old. I'd like to be convinced out of changing it to save money, but started planning to do it during winter time with a brake fluid flush.

The 2015 owner's manual states to use one of these:



Does anyone know the part numbers for each one? I'd like to get the "Suzuki Long Life Coolant" if it's cheaper than the "Suzuki Super Long Life Coolant" if it's cheaper, since I can interval it with brake fluid.

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Since the radiator is best removed for valve clearance checks, I found that a good time to replace the coolant.
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I apologise this is not the exact answer to your question, but you may find it useful. I was in a similar boat, just bought a second hand 650 and couldn't be 100% sure when all the fluids were last done apart from oil. So I've just done the whole lot.

I used this: https://www.nulon.com.au/products/co...premix-coolant because it was available locally and was affordable. I got the premix so I couldn't screw it up. The bottle even states that it's compatible with the Suzuki branded product. It also says no Phosphate, Silicate or Borate which is what everyone says is important.

For $36AUD I got the super long life stuff and enough left over to do another flush and fill. Now I have peace of mind for less cost than an oil change.
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Since the radiator is best removed for valve clearance checks, I found that a good time to replace the coolant.
Would you suggest that I tackle the check now at 6k miles, 4 years old....or wait until 14k mileage hits?
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I’d do it if you have the green stuff and wait if you have the blue stuff.

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Don't do a thing with the coolant at this point, unless (as I said in your chain cleaning thread) you want to bond with your bike. A flush is not necessary. Wait until you need to drain coolant to do something else, or it's convenient. And then just use an aluminum friendly coolant from your local automotive store.

Don't overthink this stuff.

(I haven't scrolled down, but I'm afraid I'm going to find an oil thread next.)
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For $36AUD I got the super long life stuff and enough left over to do another flush and fill. Now I have peace of mind for less cost than an oil change.
I hope that doesn't mean you just replaced your oil with that stuff!!!!
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I used regular automotive light green long life coolant on my first home change, three years ago. 2011 1st gen Wee. I believe it had the claims of aluminum friendly and such. I plan to change the coolant this Spring, along with brake fluid again and probably a valve check. The hoses are probably still Ok, but I'll think about replacing them as well.

Next coolant change, I'll use Aisin super long life pink. It's the same stuff as the super long life pink that Toyota has mandated for a while. It replaced the older darker red Toyota long life. Aisin is said to make it for Toyota. I have 2 Scions, so I already have it around. Zerex also makes an "Asian" red long life, but that should be the old spec red stuff. Toyota claims that the SLL pink is 10 year, 120k mile coolant. Yeah and the not so highly regarded Toyota WS ATF is good for the life of the vehicle. Still, I won't necessarily worry about changing it out in only 2 or 3 years. If you look around, you can get the Aisin pre diluted for about $23 a gal, shipped. Cheaper than Toyota branded and also Suzuki's $9-$10 quarts of super blue.
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I use the pre-mix Honda coolant, all I have ever used for years in my bikes. To the OP, your bike is literally still like new, the ONLY thing I would consider having done is a full brake fluid change......that's it beyond checking fasteners and chain tension.

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I’d do it if you have the green stuff and wait if you have the blue stuff.
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Don't do a thing with the coolant at this point, unless (as I said in your chain cleaning thread) you want to bond with your bike. A flush is not necessary. Wait until you need to drain coolant to do something else, or it's convenient. And then just use an aluminum friendly coolant from your local automotive store.

Don't overthink this stuff.

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I use the pre-mix Honda coolant, all I have ever used for years in my bikes. To the OP, your bike is literally still like new, the ONLY thing I would consider having done is a full brake fluid change......that's it beyond checking fasteners and chain tension.
Thanks guys, I am seeing blue and am going to wait.

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