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View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby GizmoGal on Sun Mar 28, 2010 11:14 am

My 2005 Met I is now almost 5 years old and has 4000 miles. The original coolant was still in it and advice here said that had to be replaced. The (non-Honda) shop I brought it to bought Honda coolant for it and handed me the remainder in the bottle when I picked up my bike. I am providing photos of the front of the quart bottle (charged me $8.95 for the product) in case anyone wants to see what to buy.

(My bike got new rollers, new belt, oil change and screen cleaning, plus coolant flush and replace. Runs substantially better--top speed restored to what it was when new. The service was friendly, competent, and quick. :D Lucky me. Back to riding at the cusp of spring and luvvin it. I have always done the oil changes myself but I really wanted professional attention for this overhaul at the mileage it had. It was worth it to me. I supplied the Honda Service Manual as it was not a Honda shop and I wanted it to be helpful to them. It was.)

Hope this helps someone.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby fishcutter44 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 3:11 pm

GizmoGal,
Can you tell me if this coolant is pre-diluted, or should be mixed 50/50 with distilled water before putting in the system? My Met is also due for replacement of coolant.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby fishcutter44 on Sun Mar 28, 2010 6:36 pm

Nevermind-
I just looked closer at the pic of bottle and it says premixed-50/50.
Thanks for posting that, I'm off to the dealer tomorrow. :D
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby DaBinChe on Sun Mar 28, 2010 9:59 pm

so that is what that bottle looks like.....I normally mix my own ethylene glycol with distilled water, but this last time I was lazy and went to the honda auto dealer and got my coolant there. The honda auto coolant is called HG (or was it HD?), comes in a one gallon premix jug and cost $20. It is blue in color...is the HP moto coolant blue?
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby GizmoGal on Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:36 am

DBC: More greenish, but I guess it could be blue!

fishcutter44:
Yes, the short answer is the coolant is ready to use right from the bottle. No mixing--it is 50-50 premixed. The long neck makes it easier to pour into the reservoir or radiator.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby FLATOUT50 on Mon Mar 29, 2010 5:25 pm

Thanks for the help Gizmogal... ;)
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby BSquared18 on Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:50 pm

For some reason, the photos of the bottle are garbled, and when I try to open the downloaded .pdf files, I get a message that they are damaged and can't be opened. Is anyone else having that problem?

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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby hamstrings on Thu Apr 14, 2011 6:03 pm

Yes, the photos are garbled and the PDFs don't work. It might be a problem with the forums.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby GizmoGal on Fri Apr 15, 2011 8:20 am

BSquared18 wrote:For some reason, the photos of the bottle are garbled, and when I try to open the downloaded .pdf files, I get a message that they are damaged and can't be opened. Is anyone else having that problem?
hamstrings wrote:Yes, the photos are garbled and the PDFs don't work. It might be a problem with the forums.


I replaced the photo when I read your mention of the messed up files. I think the forum software was upgraded and some glitches occurred. But there is now a fresh picture up there and it should be helpful.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby mgospo on Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:16 am

Just so we're clear on this, any auto coolant will do the job right??

I lost a good bit the other day when I had my carb off, so I got some from the gas station next to my house. It was greenish in color and said it was already mixed with water on the bottle. I just refilled from the reservoir under the seat.
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Re: View of Coolant Bottle for Metropolitans

Postby mgospo on Fri Apr 15, 2011 10:27 am

Nevermind, I see the other thread now.
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