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Old 09-15-2014, 06:50 AM   #1
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My 950 Adv uses a small amount of coolant.

You can start with the level at Min, as the bike gets hot the level in the bottle rises, and when the bike is cold again the level will be slightly below Min.

Q1) Is this an indication of a serious issue...I can't see any coolant in the engine oil

Q2) I got some Castrol ready-mix motorcycle coolant. In small letters on the label it says it isn't suitable for magnesium engines. Is it OK to use in the LC8 engine?
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Old Today, 01:41 AM   #2
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Thats pretty much what a coolant recovery system is supposed to do, thats why you add water to the recovery tank not the radiator. The only magnesium in these engines are the cylinder head covers so you're all good. I use Caterpillar coolant in mine, still on the original water pump after 90,000km.
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