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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-29-2004, 11:09 AM Thread Starter
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Silicate Free Antifreeze (SFA)

I made a small list of SFA:
Silicate free antifreezes (AF) 6/04
Peak Extended Life AF
Zerex ExtremeLife AF
Havoline Extended Life AF
http://www.havoline.com/products/na/...e_01_tech.html
Shell Dex-Cool
Maxol AF LLMXL

Something I didn't realize is found in the above reference. Silicates will turn into silica gel over a long period of time. It says antifreeze with silicates has a shelf life of 18 months. I've bought the stuff on sale and have some that's older than that! Guess it's off to the hazard waste recycler.

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Re: Silicate Free Antifreeze (SFA)

You would think that they would have to put a "best if used by" date on it, and maybe some pictures of missing vehicles.
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I use Havoline Extended Life (Dex-Cool) in both my bikes. This 'freeze is also a favorite of Goldwing owners and that's goodenough for me considering the miles those guys put on.
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Re: Silicate Free Antifreeze (SFA)

Are these actually supposed to have Dex-Cool in them? If it's not the specified coolant, I would prefer not to use it, since it has a tendency of crystalizing and leaving crud on the cap, or any spot that there's any stagnant coolant for any period of time...
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I use Havoline Extended Life (Dex-Cool) in both my bikes. This 'freeze is also a favorite of Goldwing owners and that's goodenough for me considering the miles those guys put on.
DO NOT USE DEXCOOL in your VN700/750 !!!
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