Can I use car coolant for motorcycles?

You can use car coolant in a motorcycle as long as you don’t mix coolant colors, it does not have silicates, and it contains Ethylene Glycol antifreeze, which is not poisonous and is safe to use around children and pets.

Can I use car coolant for motorcycles?

You can use car coolant in a motorcycle as long as you don’t mix coolant colors, it does not have silicates, and it contains Ethylene Glycol antifreeze, which is not poisonous and is safe to use around children and pets.

What is G12 Plus coolant?

Print. Share. Valvoline G12++ Coolant Concentrate is a concentrated product based on monoethylene glycol and contains Si-OAT corrosion inhibitor technology to protect against limescale, corrosion, foaming, etc. As modern engines have high operating temperatures, they can easily reach damaging temperatures.

What coolant do I use for my motorcycle?

Propylene glycol coolants are considered the SAFEST, most effective coolants for motorcycles… though the ethylene glycol coolants are also as safe and effective on your motorcycle engine. However, you need to keep in mind that under no circumstances should you ever mix propylene glycol and ethylene glycol coolants.

Is there a difference between motorcycle coolant and car coolant?

Strictly speaking, not necessarily. While it is true that there are fewer differences between car coolant and motorcycle coolant, most experts do recommend buying a coolant that is specific for your bike regardless.

What color is motorcycle coolant?

The color of the anti-freeze is green, if: it’s still the OEM before your first fluid change, or, you refilled it with HONDA brand anti-freeze that is marketed specifically for motorcycles. It is blue, if: you purchased HONDA brand anti-freeze at a Honda automobile parts department.

Can I use water instead of coolant in my motorcycle?

Be sure you have used distilled water if you are diluting your motorcycle anti-freeze. You can use boiled tap water as an alternative – but as mentioned, do not use regular cold tap water, as it contains clogging and corroding minerals. Insert the funnel in the radiator top and steadily fill with motorbike coolant.

Can I mix G12 and G12+?

Coolant Concentrate G12, G12+ is fully miscible with other coolants and can be safely mixed with them.

What Colour is G12+?

Index number as standard

VW BASF Colour
G12+ G30 red/violet
G12++ G40 red/violet
G13 purple
G05 yellow

What happens if you use the wrong coolant?

Using the wrong engine coolant can gradually lead to corrosion and damage to the water pump, radiator, radiator hoses and cylinder gasket. This can lead to damage to the engine in the worst case.

How often should motorcycle coolant be changed?

every two years
Motorcycle coolant should be changed at least every two years, or 24,000 miles because its performance deteriorates over time. (Check your owner’s manual for your motorcycle’s specific coolant replacement interval). Aluminium corrosion or changes in the fluid-to-coolant ratio are the usual causes for this.

Can I mix G13 coolant with G12 plus?

The newest VW G13 coolant antifreeze specification is backwards compatible with all coolant specs VW used previously. So, this means it can be mixed with the earlier G11, G12, G12 plus, G12 plus plus coolant specs. However, we do recommend topping off your coolant tank with the same type of coolant that is currently in your VW cooling system.

What is the service life of G12 coolant?

G12 coolant has a service life of 4-5 years. There are 3 different G12 coolants: G12, G12+ (Red), and G12++ (Purple). G13 coolant is a hybrid that is made up of an optimal ratio of silicate and organic components. This coolant has a service life of 5 years.

What is the difference between G12++ and G13?

It seemed to start out as Europe-only and Skoda brand only. G13 coolant additive provides the same exceptional cooling and antifreeze performance as G12++, but is manufactured in an environmentally sustainable way, using glycerin instead of glycol.

Can I buy antifreeze at Halfords?

You can choose from one of our own range of Halfords’ antifreeze that has been helping drivers for decades or a branded version from leading manufacturer Comma. Engine coolant provides essential protection, so driving while levels are low isn’t recommended. You can shop our entire range of antifreezes and motoring products online.