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Old 11th February 2018, 11:54 AM
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Default Silicate free coolant

Hey guys. Triumph insists on silicate-free coolant. Can anyone tell me is Rock Oil Kool or Castrol Motorcycle Coolant silicate free before I order. It's either of these as I'm ordering something else and I need to up the order price to get free delivery. Cheers.
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Old 11th February 2018, 12:08 PM
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Default Re: Silicate free coolant

If you select iced kool from the data sheet list down that page it says its free of silicates

http://www.rockoil.co.uk/cm/products...nts/motorcycle

Assuming its the same product.
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Old 11th February 2018, 12:09 PM
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Actually scratch that, the data sheet for kool doesn't specifically say.
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Old 11th February 2018, 01:31 PM
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Default Re: Silicate free coolant

you can buy silicate-free coolant in halfords or in any motorfactor.
there is no need to order it online, price is pretty much same in every shop.
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Old 11th February 2018, 02:21 PM
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Default Re: Silicate free coolant

Yeah, I'm only ordering online as I'm ordering something else, non bike-related, from this supplier and I wanna get free delivery. These two coolants are the only ones they have. I seen the Iced Kool says it alright but they seem to be a bit secretive about the makeup of the Kool!!
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Old 11th February 2018, 03:04 PM
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Default Re: Silicate free coolant

Originally Posted by eirehead
Triumph insists on silicate-free coolant.
Is that from the owners manual or service manual?

There is nothing particularly unusual about Triumph engines.
Aluminium alloy head, block and radiator. I wouldn't over-think it,
any coolant suitable for modern alloy engines should do the job.

OAT type coolants should be safe for anything made in the
last 15-20 years.

I use Prestone 50/50 premixed coolant in my old ZZR. It claims to be
suitable for virtually all liquid cooled vehicles and mixable/compatible
with all other types and colours of coolant/anti-freeze. 70,000 miles,
21 years and still running the original water pump, radiator and head gasket....

If silicate-free really is a requirement, use Prestone long/extended life coolant,
otherwise you can just use the regular Prestone 50/50 premix from the local
auto-factors, Tesco, Woodies etc.....

Can anyone tell me is Rock Oil Kool or Castrol Motorcycle Coolant silicate free
I can't find a data-sheet for the Rock Oil coolant and Castrol are
very vague about the specs for their coolant.

Prestone as above. Assuming you have a newish bike (made in this century),
it will be safe to use OAT coolant like Halfords OAT, which is specified
as silicate-free. Another option is to use coolant for one of the big Japanese
four-wheeler brands. Honda coolant is a popular choice for all liquid-cooled bikes.

before I order. It's either of these as I'm ordering something else and I need to up the order price to get free delivery. Cheers.
You shouldn't have to pay shipping for coolant. Local auto factors
will have everything you need.

Last edited by Confusion; 12th February 2018 at 09:41 AM.
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Old 11th February 2018, 06:46 PM
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As above re the Prestone been using it my Triumphs for years.
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