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hawkinscalvin2010-08-11 07:47:33 +0000 #1
Hey guys what do you run for coolant in your quads? Anyone running engine ice or anything like it? My brute was flashing the temp light at me last time i was out and all I was doing was riding wide sandy trails no mud at all and within like an hour my light was going off! The quad has only been mine for 2 weeks and only ridden one weekend so i'm new too all of this, How do I go about draining all my coolant and putting new stuff in the SM is on back order from kawi unfortunately
mud magnet2010-08-11 07:56:02 +0000 #2
I run coolant and water wetter. Works pretty good. I also installed a 10" fan from O'Reily's and an inline super cooler. A oil cooler will be next for me. Everyone says they realy help. These bikes tend to get pretty hot. Everything helps...
chubbs342010-08-11 08:23:54 +0000 #3
don't waste your time, just relocate to the rack. i tried water wetter and engine ice and still was overheating. i tried to make side guards to protect rad from mud and still no luck. finally i just put it on the rack like most have
mud magnet2010-08-11 08:42:08 +0000 #4


Yep. Thats probably what helped the most. That 10" fan realy pulls the air through. Alot more than the stock.
hawkinscalvin2010-08-11 08:29:40 +0000 #5
Not too interested in relocating my rad I have been known to flip my quads lol, how long do you guys normally ride for before your light starts flashing? It looks like my coolant is mostly water anyways so it needs to be drained and flushed...
Thompy2010-08-11 09:33:54 +0000 #6
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Originally Posted by hawkinscalvin

Not too interested in relocating my rad I have been known to flip my quads lol, how long do you guys normally ride for before your light starts flashing? It looks like my coolant is mostly water anyways so it needs to be drained and flushed...

its summer why would you need to flush if its just water. water cools better then anti freeze coolant. but water wetter or engine ice will lower your engine temp.
hawkinscalvin2010-08-11 10:45:23 +0000 #7
Lowering the engine temp would mean that coolant does better than water wouldn't it? My motocross bikes always had coolant and after a race were never as hot as this brute and they were much more high performance spinning much higher RPM's. It just dosn't make sense in my head how me riding this quad easily through wide medium paced trails makes it run hotter than me beating on a motocross bike for half an hour the fact that the coolant seems to be mostly water is the only part that adds up
eagleeye762010-08-11 08:25:15 +0000 #8
There is a rad cap (top right of rad) and a drain plug at the bottom of the water pump on the left side at the foot rest. I think u need to remove a little plastic to drain first.
hawkinscalvin2010-08-11 11:46:33 +0000 #9
Alright thanks alot eagleeye thats how it was on my bikes but didn't know if anything was different
Roboquad2010-08-11 11:40:27 +0000 #10
I run engine ice. cools well, but pricey and you can't add water to it on the trail. make sure your rad. has no air in the lines. run the bike at idle, and fill it with the cap off. that will help. If you pull your thermostat and drill the bypass hole one size up (don't recall the bit size) this will give you about 30 min. extra,,,and all the common mistakes, clean the rad. etc. good luck.
filthyredneck08brute2010-08-11 09:11:28 +0000 #11
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Originally Posted by Roboquad

. If you pull your thermostat and drill the bypass hole one size up (don't recall the bit size) this will give you about 30 min. extra,,,.

^ I wouldnt mind doing this. I run Purple Ice in mine, seems to keep the light away most of the day as long as the radiator isnt plugged with mud...but my bike does seem to run a tad bit warmer, guess its cuz the high compression motor and the Muzzy on my leg lol.

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