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Old 03-17-2009, 08:13 PM   #1 (permalink)
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correct antifreeze for 05 Rocket 3

Time to change out the blue mobil antifreeze. I can not find it in the USA. So what is the equivalent replacement coolant ?
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Any aluminum-safe glycol based antifreeze should be just fine.
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Old 03-17-2009, 08:48 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Thanks , I have the Factory manual and had bought some ICE for it but have not switched yet. I had read some problems with corrosion issues and was hesitant to change anything until I had more info.
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Old 03-17-2009, 11:18 PM   #4 (permalink)
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This is one bridge i haven't crossed yet with the Rocket, keep us posted on the results. I haven't even attempted to read up on how to change it. A fellow Rocket owner told me he buys his anti-freeze from Amsoil.??
http://www.amsoil.com/storefront/ant.aspx
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:44 PM   #5 (permalink)
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I was under the impression that the stock coolant was nothing more than blue-tinted, inorganic ethylene glycol that needed to be changed every three years. Is any of that true?

My 05 Rocket's water pump started leaking about 6 months ago. I replaced the O-ring and it sealed right up. I ended up refilling the system with G05 coolant. I can't recall now all the reasons why I decided to run that coolant, but I knew that I wanted an extended drain coolant that was compatible with a system that used to run normal inorganic ethylene glycol. I'm not saying that G05 is compatible with inorganic ethylene glycol, but as I recall G05 still has some silicates which are normally incompatible with organic coolants due to the organic coolant's acidic nature, but since G05 is pH neutral it has no affect on the silicates. So from what I gathered, the silicate "plating" from the old coolant or the little bit of old coolant that didn't get drained shouldn't reduce the effectiveness or longevity of the G05 coolant.
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How can ethylene glycol be "inorganic"?
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:00 PM   #7 (permalink)
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if it doesnt have carbon in it it is inorganic.. dont know about the anti freeze but that is the chemical definition
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Yeah, I know the chemical definition of inorganic. That's how come I'm wondering how ethylene glycol can ever be inorganic.
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A bad reaction on the part of inorganic and organic
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jeVF-VZKckk
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Old 03-21-2009, 01:22 PM   #10 (permalink)
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It is not organic.......



ETHYLENE GLYCOL

1. Product Identification

Synonyms: 1,2-Ethanediol; glycol; 1,2-Dihydroxyethane; Ethylene Alcohol; Ethulene Dihydrate
CAS No.: 107-21-1
Molecular Weight: 62.07
Chemical Formula: CH2OHCH2OH
Product Codes:
J.T. Baker: 5387, 5845, 9140, 9298, 9300, 9346, 9356, L715
Mallinckrodt: 5001, 5037

2. Composition/Information on Ingredients


Ingredient CAS No Percent Hazardous 3. Hazards IdentificationEmergency Overview
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WARNING! HARMFUL OR FATAL IF SWALLOWED. HARMFUL IF INHALED OR ABSORBED THROUGH SKIN. MAY CAUSE ALLERGIC SKIN REACTION. MAY CAUSE IRRITATION TO SKIN, EYES, AND RESPIRATORY TRACT. AFFECTS CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM.

SAF-T-DATA(tm) Ratings (Provided here for your convenience)
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Health Rating: 2 - Moderate (Life)
Flammability Rating: 1 - Slight
Reactivity Rating: 1 - Slight
Contact Rating: 3 - Severe (Life)
Lab Protective Equip: GOGGLES & SHIELD; LAB COAT & APRON; VENT HOOD; PROPER GLOVES
Storage Color Code: Green (General Storage)
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Potential Health Effects
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Inhalation:
Vapor inhalation is generally not a problem unless heated or misted. Exposure to vapors over an extended time period has caused throat irritation and headache. May cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness and drowsiness. Pulmonary edema and central nervous system depression may also develop. When heated or misted, has produced rapid, involuntary eye movement and coma.
Ingestion:
Initial symptoms in massive dosage parallel alcohol intoxication, progressing to CNS depression, vomiting, headache, rapid respiratory and heart rate, lowered blood pressure, stupor, collapse, and unconsciousness with convulsions. Death from respiratory arrest or cardiovascular collapse may follow. Lethal dose in humans: 100 ml (3-4 ounces).
Skin Contact:
Minor skin irritation and penetration may occur.
Eye Contact:
Splashes may cause irritation, pain, eye damage.
Chronic Exposure:
Repeated small exposures by any route can cause severe kidney problems. Brain damage may also occur. Skin allergy can develop. May damage the developing fetus.
Aggravation of Pre-existing Conditions:
Persons with pre-existing skin disorders, eye problems, or impaired liver, kidney, or respiratory function may be more susceptible to the effects of this substance.

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