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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #8 on: Oct 14, 2017, 07.03 pm
    Oct 14, 2017, 07.03 pm
    me personally I would would stick with with the hoat coolant

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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #9 on: Feb 17, 2018, 05.12 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 05.12 pm
    Walking around my local Wilko store today, I spotted this on their shelf,....no idea if it's actually suitable to use in the Trophy though. :187:


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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #10 on: Feb 17, 2018, 05.43 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 05.43 pm
    Earthman,
    I saw this in my local Wilko today and thought the same, I was hoping the had copperslip grease, ended up going to a little car part shop, looked like something from "Open all Hours" a tube of the stuff about the size of a toothpaste tube, 2.54..happy days.
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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #11 on: Feb 17, 2018, 06.03 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 06.03 pm
    *Originally Posted by Wilko [+]
    Earthman,
    I saw this in my local Wilko today and thought the same, I was hoping the had copperslip grease, ended up going to a little car part shop, looked like something from "Open all Hours" a tube of the stuff about the size of a toothpaste tube, 2.54..happy days.

    You using that copperslip on your brake pad pins then? :002:

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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #12 on: Feb 17, 2018, 06.07 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 06.07 pm
    I ended up buying a gallon of Zerex Z-05.  It is a HOAT coolant and available locally.
    Actually going to change it every 20k service because 10k seems way too much, especially when compared to the owners manual recommendations.  Since I average 8-10k a year, at the most it will be around 2 or 2 1/2 year intervals.
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #13 on: Feb 17, 2018, 10.52 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 10.52 pm
    The Owners Handbook ( Page 117 ) says :

    Coolant - Renew - Every 3 years - regardless of mileage.

    Last Edit: Mar 22, 2020, 09.30 am by Coconut

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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #14 on: Feb 17, 2018, 11.01 pm
    Feb 17, 2018, 11.01 pm
    Yup. I just like to do things a little before the factory says I need to. I saw too many GM vehicles with 5 year/150k coolant replacement cycles all goo'ed up. With the cost of replacement parts so high, I consider the factory recommendation a maximum.
    Year round rider here!

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    Re: Opinions or ? - Do I have to use a HOAT coolant?
    Reply #15 on: Feb 18, 2018, 07.55 am
    Feb 18, 2018, 07.55 am
    I'd like to know how they come up with these time frames in the first place and how come they can be so different from vehicle to vehicle.

    I don't trust them fully, they have designed vehicles to have such a short life span nowadays, all this 'sealed for life' gearbox oil for example is a right con if you ask me.

     



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