Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Essexshire, England
Was about to change the coolant and according to the 'how to' on the other site, it says to use antifreeze that is phosphate and silicate free. I have the regular blue ethelene glycol antifreeze at work here. I contacted the manufacturer and they confirmed that it was free of those chemicals but when I told them that it was for my FJR, they said that that bike uses HOAT antifreeze (Note: Not OAT, but HOAT), which they cannot supply. I googled for HOAT antifreeze and came up with a link that says it is not availible in the UK, only the US so WTF am I supposed to use?
I was thinking Ethelene glycol with demineralised water should be good enough shouldn't it? I'll be changing it every year anyway.
HOAT antifrezze imported from the USA plus distilled water at about a tenner a gallon seems a bit over the top. Also, if HOAT is not availible in the UK, what are the dealers using? Not magic Yamawhatever, surely?
FJR in black.
Honda SH300i also in black.
Range Rover Evoque Dynamic Lux. Black.
I see a pattern here!
Last edited by Steve D UK; 01-22-2015 at 05:27 AM.