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      01-16-2011, 02:58 PM   #1
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Question Engine Ice...

ok.. so i have motorcycle and there is a coolant called engine ice that i use. it really does help keep the engine much cooler than regular coolant. my dirtbike is a motorcross so its a high performance motor.

would using engine ice in a a bmw be dangerous?

Just curious on what some of your guys thoughts are..

after looking at a link i see people use it in automotive.. have any of you ever used it?

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      01-16-2011, 03:02 PM   #2
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i wouldnt put that in my car.

just my thought.
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      01-16-2011, 03:05 PM   #3
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yeah after reading a little more about it.. cars with thermostats maintain a specific temperature i guess.. but to sum it up, it wouldn't make much of a difference.
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if its similar to something called water wetter from redline ive seen alot of people use that in some cars-though none were BMWs?
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BMW recommends the use of their own anti-freeze/coolant but I've seen plenty of people run water-wetter or other products. As with everything there is a risk involved... but I doubt you'd ever see it materialize into a failure. Statistically you're just making it more likely that you MAY see a failure I suppose. Or on the flip side BMW just wants to sell their coolant.
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What kind of coolant is that? Coolant ain't coolant anymore.

You need to use the proper coolant or you'll run into corrosion issues.

Some common types are

2-EHA - 2-ethylhexanoic acid
OAT- Organic Acid Technology
HOAT - Hybrid OAT

Coolants are generally no longer interchangeable.
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